Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal
Police were kept busy over the weekend with three aggravated assaults with a deadly weapon, an assault with a deadly weapon and several assaults on a public servant, according to police reports.
The aggravated assaults with a deadly weapon occurred in the 700 block of Seabreeze Street, 100 block of S. Goliad and the intersection of E. Park and Front streets.
The incident on Goliad involved two men who drove up in a Gold Ford Taurus about 2 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Goliad. The men got out of the car and began beating on another man in the front yard, the police report said.
The report said they "were hitting and kicking" and "used an object to hit (the victim) on the head." The report also said a pool of blood was found in the driveway and the victim had cuts under his right eye, three cuts on his head and his back. The subjects fled when police arrived and the victim was transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice.
On Friday about noon, in the 700 block of Seabreeze, an individual approached another with a knife and threatened to "kill him." The victim ran and called police.
The third aggravated assault happened on Park and Front streets about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday when a woman attacked another woman with an unknown object and then used a knife. The victim had knife cuts on her left arm, the report said. The victim had a large laceration that required stitches along with a swollen eye and lip, police officials said.
According to reports, an assault took place in the 400 block of Chaparral about 11 p.m. Saturday. The report said a woman was trying to escape from a man, who was throwing her down on the ground. The 17-year-old woman said she was going to confront her boyfriend because she thought he was cheating on her, police reports said. That was when the boyfriend threatened the young woman and she took out a knife to defend herself, police said. When officers arrived the suspect was gone, but the knife was recovered for evidence, police said.
Several police officers were assaulted during an altercation on Sunday at 2:30 a.m. on the 400 block of E. Fifth. According to reports, a man and woman were fighting and pushing each other inside the house.
The reports said the man hit the woman on her head with a closed fist and both were trying to knock the other onto the floor. When police tried to arrest the couple, the woman ran into the bathroom and locked herself in. Police forced the door open and were attempting to arrest the woman when she assaulted one of the police officers as she resisted arrest. The woman also kicked another officer and refused to identify herself. She continued to resist arrest and later in the jail, kicked a jailer.
The man was also arrested and taken to the Jim Wells County jail.