A 25-year-old woman narrowly and luckily escaped a tragedy in early October when a Lubbock man broke into her home, threatened her with a knife, and then allegedly realized he was “inside the wrong house,” according to KGNB News Radio. Eric Anthony Munoz, 20, was arrested only minutes after the incident, as police responded to the woman’s call immediately when the perpetrator left her home. Munoz has been charged on a single charge of second degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The woman, according to KGNB, “noticed the man standing in her living room and walking toward the back of the house where her children slept.” It was when she told him to leave that he threatened her with the knife he carried.
According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, aggravated assault is defined as “an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.” Most of these are accompanied by the use of a deadly weapon, including a knife—such as the one Munoz allegedly carried.
According to FBI data, there were 806,843 aggravated assaults in the U.S. in 2009, a decline of 4.2 percent from 2008. According to the same report, “a 10-year comparison of data from 2000 and 2009 showed that the rate of aggravated assaults in 2009 dropped 18.9 percent.” Knives and cutting instruments were the least-used weapons during the same time period: only 18.7 percent of incidents reportedly involved knives. More than 20 percent involved firearms.
If you or someone you know has been accused of an aggravated assault, you deserve the best defense possible to get your life back on track. Don’t go through it alone. Contact a dedicated New Braunfels personal injury attorney today.