Man Indicted After Threatening Woman With Knife
Eric Anthony Munoz was indicted in mid-June in Comal County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon “after he allegedly held a woman at knifepoint inside her own home,” according to KGNB.am News. The 25-year-old woman called the police after she had been walking “through a hallway in her home when she noticed the man standing in her living room and walking toward the back of the house where her children slept.” She first yelled at the man and told him to leave, and that was when he pulled out his knife and threatened her verbally with it. The perpetrator allegedly “fled the scene on foot when he apparently realized he had come inside the wrong house,” according to KGNB News, but the woman was able to give the police a description of the man and they were able to track him down only minutes later. The 20-year-old Munoz was being held on a $100,000 bond, which he posted, and then following his indictment was held again on $41,000 bond. “He faces 2 to 20 years in prison if convicted at trial,” according to KGNB News. The estimated number of aggravated assaults committed in Texas in 2010, according to Texas State Uniform Crime Reporting program, was down 3.5 percent from 2009. The heaviest month for aggravated assault was May. While 22 percent of all aggravated assaults were committed with firearms, 35 percent were committed with dangerous weapons, and 22 percent of these occurred with knives or cutting instruments, such as the Munoz incident. Aggravated assaults were by far the most common violent crime in 2010, with 63 percent of all people arrested for violent crime being charged with aggravated assault, as opposed to 29 percent for robbery, 7 percent for rape, and 1 percent for murder. If you have been through an incident such as this but weren’t so lucky and would like to press charges, don’t go through it alone. Contact a dedicated New Braunfels personal injury attorney today.
Image courtesy of Naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net