Five people indicted in different assault cases
A grand jury returned indictments on two people who fled from police after they reportedly stabbed a man several times in southeast Victoria.
Johnny Eugene Eakin, 49, of Cuero, who jail records list as named Johnny Cory Eakin, and Jessica Kathleen Orellana, of Victoria, were among a group of Crossroads-area residents charged Thursday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Eakin and Orellana are charged with stabbing a 47-year-old man outside a home in the 2800 block of Mitchell Street about 9:15 p.m. April 18.
Police pulled over their red sport utility vehicle in the 900 block of North Depot Street about two hours later, according to earlier reports.
The victim was Orellana's ex-boyfriend. The two were arguing about the custody of their young child, Criminal District Attorney Stephen Tyler said.
Orellana posted a $65,000 bond June 19 and was ordered to stay away from the victim. Eakin is in the Victoria County Jail.
The grand jury also indicted three people in unrelated aggravated assault cases.
Patrick Ray Sanchez, 34, of Victoria, was charged with stabbing a man at Club Movida on March 9.
Then, three people drove themselves to the Citizens Medical Center bleeding.
"We went with the most credible case with the most credible witness," Tyler said.
Investigators originally believed the stabbing occurred in the club's parking lot in the 2700 block of Lone Tree Road, but the fight may have started inside, after the group fought about seating arrangements, Tyler said.
In another case, Richard Martinez Jr., 21, of Victoria, is charged with busting out all the windows of his girlfriend's car - while she was inside it - with a shovel Feb. 4.
Martinez came over uninvited to a home in the 3500 block of Allendale Street shortly after noon and swung the shovel at her as well, Tyler said.
Martinez posted a $65,000 bond.
In the final case, Ricardo Julian Flores, 22, no residence available, attempted to slice a fellow patient's foot while he was admitted in a drug treatment facility in the 100 block of Cozzi Circle on April 28.
The patient thought the two's prior argument "would blow over" and was just about to fall asleep when he jumped away from a kitchen knife Flores wielded, Tyler said.
Flores stole the knife from the kitchen when workers were not looking, Tyler said.
None of the defendants appeared to have an attorney as of Monday.