Premont – After nine hours in 100 degree heat, Roel Segura Rios was apprehended Wednesday on Farm-to-Market 716 near County Road 431 by off-duty Kingsville police officers.
Kingsville PD officers were traveling down the back road when Rios walked out of the heavy brush, shoeless and dehydrated, according to Premont Police Chief Fernando Garcia.
Several law enforcement agencies were part of the manhunt for 44-year-old Rios who is accused of stabbing his 48-year-old girlfriend and her 22-year-old son at a home on the 100 block of NW 8th Street, Garcia stated.
At approximately 6 a.m., Rios and his girlfriend were in a heated verbal argument about Rios' use of narcotics when he grabbed a knife and stabbed her, Garcia said. Her son attempted to defend his mother and was stabbed in the process.
After the incident Rios ran into the nearby brush wearing only blue jean shorts, no shoes or a shirt.
The victims were taken to Kleberg Hospital.
According to Garcia, the victims had returned home and are doing well considering the multiple stab wounds and lacerations they received.
Assisting Premont PD in the manhunt was Department of Public Safety Troopers and Helicopter, US Customs and Border Patrol, Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department, and a Texas Ranger.
According to Garcia, Rios was transported to the hospital for medical clearance before he was booked into the JWC jail.
Rios is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His total bond was set at $100,000.