A Robstown man was arrested early Saturday morning after police said he stabbed a 27-year-old man in the back with a knife following an altercation.
Detective Martin Flores, with the Robstown Police Department, said the incident occurred at about 2 a.m. on Saturday in the 600 block of Lopez Street. The victim, Jorge Gomez, told officers he was assaulted by a group of men, allegedly led by 30-year-old Guadalupe Calderon III, outside Gomez's home as the victim was returning from a nearby store.
Flores said Calderon was upset at Gomez after Calderon's mother allegedly gave the victim her cell phone number earlier Friday night in order to meet up with him.
"He (Calderon) got upset and told her he didn't want her to go meet him, so she didn't go," Flores said.
Witnesses told police they saw Calderon arrive at Gomez's house in a burgundy sports utility vehicle, along with at least three other men, who allegedly showed up in another vehicle, Flores said.
Gomez was reportedly assaulted by the men as soon as he arrived at his home, which is located just a couple of houses down from the residence of Calderon's mother, Flores said. It was during the scuffle that Gomez was allegedly stabbed three times by Calderon with an unknown object in the back.
Calderon and the other men fled the scene, Flores said, but officers pulled over Calderon's vehicle in the minutes following the incident at the intersection of Western Avenue and Avenue F as they responded to the call. Calderon allegedly had blood on his clothes and hands at the time police stopped him, providing them with probable cause to arrest him, Flores said.
Police had not located the weapon allegedly used in the assault as of press time.
Gomez was transported to CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released that same day.
Calderon was transported to the Nueces County Jail, where he is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Flores on Monday said the investigation into Saturday's incident is ongoing and that more arrests may be made.