Orange police were called to the Days Inn Motel in the 2300 block of IH-10. May 23, after a woman was awakened by a man assaulting her. According to Brittney Hatcher, 23, of Beaumont, she had willingly gone to Delta Downs Casino in Vinton, La. That evening with a known male.

Hatcher told police that they stopped at the hotel and went to sleep. At approximately 11:00 am, she was awakened by the male having his hands around her throat area, and applying pressure which made it hard for her to breathe.

Hatcher then advised that the man began striking her in the face with a closed fist, causing injury to her face. Police observed trauma to Hatcher’s face and neck.

Hatcher advised that she does wish to press charges.