Victoria man goes to trial on assault charge

A Victoria man will face an assault charge in a trial scheduled to begin Tuesday.

Ernest Gonzalez, 42, is charged with third-degree felony assault. He was indicted for the crime in July.

According to the indictment, in January 2011, Gonzalez struck the hand of Angelica Jaquez, who he was dating at the time.

He was previously convicted of a similar offense in July 2009.

The trial is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in District Judge Robert Cheshire's courtroom.