Alejandro Garza was arrested Saturday after he attempted to start a fight with the ex-boyfriend of his current girlfriend. According to the victim, Garza and his girlfriend walked to his residence on the 1100 block of Dewey Street as he was doing yard work. Garza pulled out a knife on the victim as he picked a fight. The victim's family told police that when they walked out of the residence they saw Garza swinging a knife with a red handle at the victim. According to the victim's family, Garza and his girlfriend left the residence on foot.
Officers located Garza at a home on the 1100 block of Grace Street. Garza admitted to police that he did go to the victim's home to start a fight and did display a knife. The knife described by the victim and his family was not located. However, Garza did have a folding knife in his possession. Garza was transported to the Jim Wells County jail. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
An Alice police officer arrived at the local hospital in reference to a man who had been stabbed. According to the victim, he was at home on the 700 block of Kennedy when three men approached him. One of the men was an employee of the victim who was upset because the victim was unable to pay him. A fight ensued between the victim and his employee until a second man and the victim's wife intervened.
The victim went inside his home when he noticed he had been stabbed and was taken to the hospital. The victim had stab wounds to his left side of his stomach. The victim was later flown via Halo Flight to a Corpus Christi hospital. No arrests have been made.
On Friday, officers approached a man walking along East Third Street and North Wright Street who was having trouble keeping his balance. When officers made contact with Raul Rios they noticed he had synthetic marijuana residue on his left pant leg. Officers attempted to place Rios in handcuffs when he began to pull away and became aggressive. After being placed in the patrol unit, Rios spit at one of the officers.
At the JWC jail, jailers waited outside the facility to help with Rios. Rios spit at several of the jailers and was tased as he was uncooperative. Rios was placed in a chair and taken inside the jail for booking. He was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest and failure to identify for giving a false name when approached by officers.
Source: Alice police blotter