SAN ANGELO, Texas – A San Angelo business owner was arrested Monday morning and charged with assault months after a video capturing the incident went viral.
According to records filed by the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Department, Evan Noelle Berryhill, 28, of San Angelo, was arrested at the Tom Green County Detention Center on Aug. 8 and charged with assault (physical contact) for bias or prejudice. hate crimes in texas.
According to a statement released by the San Angelo Police Department, officers arrested Berryhill at the Texas Angels Boutique located at 113 East Concho Avenue.
A video that went viral shortly after the incident Berryhill is accused of appears to show her verbally and physically assaulting an LGBT+ couple in the parking lot of the apartment complex where both parties live.
Since the video was recorded in April, it has gone viral after being shared by Danesh, a popular TikTok user. The April incident and video appeared on Advocate.com, and the publication has since published an updated story about the hate crime allegations against Berryhill. On Tuesday, August 9, the story was published in the Daily News in New York.
According to jail records, Berryhill was released on $1,000 bond shortly after her arrest Monday.