The Texas woman who garnered an unexpected national spotlight after tweeting that a Harris County deputy deserved to be executed was arrested in her home county on an assault warrant out of Houston. The arrest stems from a 2011 incident where she allegedly punched a former co-worker in the face causing bodily injury.
Montgomery County jail officials confirmed to Breitbart Texas that Monica Foy was arrested on Tuesday evening for an arrest warrant out of Harris County. The warrant was for a 2011 charge of assault with bodily injury, a misdemeanor charge. She was held for several hours and then released on a $1,000 bond in the early morning hours.
On Tuesday, Breitbart Texas revealed Foy had sent out a message on Twitter where she wrote, “I can’t believe so many people care about a dead cop and NO ONE has thought to ask what he did to deserve it. He had creepy perv eyes…” The comment appeared to be directed at the execution-style murder of Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth. The deputy was brutally murdered Friday night while pumping gas in his patrol car in northwest Houston.
Her message raised a furor of responses, both on Breitbart and other news and internet outlets. KTRH’s nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Michael Berry, said on his radio show on Tuesday that she would someday have to answer to her creator about her comments. He would not read what he called, her disgusting comments on the air.
That same day, she tweeted support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Her Facebook and Twitter accounts have since been shut down.
The criminal information document, obtained from public records by Breitbart Texas, revealed that on August 21, 2011, Monica Foy allegedly assaulted a former co-worker by striking him repeatedly about the head and face with her closed fist. The court document states that Foy “struck him about the head and face with a closed fist several times, causing him pain and discomfort. The complainant advised during the course of the assault, his eyeglasses were knocked off his face, and the inside of his mouth was cut as a result of being punched by the defendant.”
Foy is currently a student at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). The school, located in Huntsville, Texas, has one of the top law enforcement schools in the state. Montgomery County Police Reporter’s Scott Engle reported that the University was looking into her tweets to see if they constitute a breach of the school’s Student Code of Conduct. The University wrote on its Facebook page:
SHSU has a strong Student Code of Conduct. The student’s remarks will be evaluated to determine if the code was violated following standardized due process. The university has an ongoing commitment to taking actions that strengthen dialog and understanding between our students and the law enforcement community.”