Bryan police said they arrested a 25-year-old man early Thursday on charges of breaking into an ex-girlfriend's apartment and assaulting her and her boyfriend.

Jerome Shields was charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault.

Bryan police responded at 4:23 a.m. to an apartment complex on College Main, where Shields broke out a bedroom window and entered his 21-year-old ex-girlfriend's apartment, Sgt. Dennis Thane said.

Shields assaulted the woman and her 23-year-old boyfriend, hitting them and cutting the man with glass, Thane said.

Shields drove away, and officers later found and arrested him at a friend's College Station home, Thane said.

The couple and Shields were taken to St. Joseph Regional Health Center, Thane said. Shields had cuts from breaking the window, and the other man had minor cuts, he said.

The woman was not injured but was treated because she accidentally sprayed herself with pepper spray during the incident, he said.

Burglary of a habitation is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in jail and a fine up to $10,000.

Shields was being held at the Brazos County Jail. Bail had not been set Thursday morning.

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