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Man Charged In Goochland Teacher's Assault Denied Bond

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GOOCHLAND, VA—The man accused of "savagely beating" a Goochland County Public Schools teacher in the school's parking lot was arraigned in court Thursday afternoon.

Uriah Kamal Harris, 29, of the 2900 block of Bywater Drive in Henrico, faces two felony charges, including aggravated malicious wounding and assault and battery upon a person protected by a protective order. Harris was denied bond in the Thursday court hearing.

The victim, a female teacher at Goochland Middle School, was hospitalized after she was assaulted in the school's parking lot Wednesday morning, according to Goochland Schools Acting Superintendent Peter Gretz.

Goochland Sheriff's officials said the suspect was "savagely beating" the teacher. Authorities say Harris threw the woman to the ground, punched her and smashed her face into the concrete.

She was taken to VCU Medical Center with serious head injuries. Detectives are still trying to determine if a knife was used in the attack.

Harris was taken into custody around 8 a.m., according to the Sheriff's office, who also said the victim and suspect had previously been in a relationship.

Witnesses tell 8News the victim was attacked by her ex-boyfriend.

Harris was also charged with possession of a knife on school property and driving after driving privileges have been revoked, both misdemeanors.

Harris is due back in court Monday.

Stay with 8News for updates.


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