Assaulted after leaving club
Officer responded to a local business on South Reynolds Street for a possible assault taking place. Officer Jose Saldivar was en route when dispatch advised him the victim and the suspect had left the scene. The officer located the victim on the 400 block of Hobbs Street.
Saldivar made contact with the victim's wife who stated they had been at a local club when a disturbance broke out and they were asked to leave, report stated. The victim knew the suspect from high school. According to the victim's wife, a white truck followed them and began to tail gate their vehicle. The victim stopped the car and went to confront the suspect, later identified as Joel Salinas when the victim was assaulted.
The victim told the officer he felt weak and needed medical attention. EMS arrived to transport the victim who was bleeding from the lip and complained of his teeth hurting, report stated.
While Saldivar was with the victim assisting officers had located Salinas who was traveling towards San Diego. Salinas was arrested and transported to the police department.
At the station, Salinas told officers he was flagged down by the victim and admitted to assaulting the victim. Salinas was transported to the Jim Wells County jail.
In plain view
Officer John De Leon was on patrol Sunday morning when he observed a vehicle parked at the old hospital on East Third Street. The officer made contact with Benny Rodriguez in a brown 2014 Fiat 500. While the officer was talking with Rodriguez he noticed a green leafy residue and three burnt brown paper joints in the drivers door.
De Leon conducted a search of the vehicle locating a cup in the middle console which contained a bag of marijuana, according to the report.
Rodriguez took ownership and was transported to the JWC jail.