Victoria man goes on trial for aggravated assault

Testimony will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the trial of a Victoria man charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Kristopher O'Neal Durst, 20, faces two counts of second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Durst, who is being represented by attorney Lee J. Lewis, was indicted on the charges in November 2011.

According to the indictment, in September 2011, Durst threatened both Heather Renee Rodriguez and Christopher Luke Martinez with imminent bodily injury by repeatedly discharging a firearm into a motor vehicle occupied by the victims.

District Judge Robert Cheshire will preside over the case, and the Victoria County District Attorney's Office will prosecute the case.