Investigators with Alice Police Department arrested a 36-year-old man at his home on County Road 129 Tuesday morning who was wanted in connection with two crimes that occurred on Saturday evening.
Alexander Sanchez got into an argument with a family member at a residence on the 100 block of West Seventh Street. The argument stemmed from a bar fight earlier that day and a family dispute over a recent death in the family, police said.
The argument escalated and Sanchez punched the family member in the face with one hand while holding a knife in the other, police said. He also damaged a vehicle parked at the residence.
According to Sanchez's family, Sanchez was highly intoxicated.
Sanchez fled the scene before officers could arrive.
Hours after the first incident, police were called to a residence on Guadalupe Street where Sanchez was alleged to have assaulted two other individuals.
Police said the female victim and her adult son were assaulted after Sanchez went in search of his relative at the residence. In the process of the assault, Sanchez punched holes in the walls, broke a window and a television cutting himself in the process.
Once again, Sanchez fled the scene.
The arrest was made with the assistance of the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office.
Sanchez was transported to the JWC jail. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assault causing bodily injury and criminal mischief over $2,500.
"Investigators are working diligently on victim cases and are working as a team," said Alice Interim Police Chief Aniceto "Cheto" Perez. "Our goal is to make Alice a safe place to live. We want to make a change."