Victoria man goes to trial for aggravated assault charges

Feb. 6, 2012 at 6:02 p.m.
Updated Feb. 5, 2012 at 8:06 p.m.

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

Benjamin Ibarra, 24, is charged with three counts of second-degree felony aggravated assault and two counts of second-degree felony endangering a child.

The jury was selected on Monday. District Judge Robert Cheshire will preside over the case.

Ibarra was indicted in July.

On March 14, 2011, Ibarra threatened Monica Pena, with whom he was in a relationship with; Sandra Arenivas and Delisa Pena, who was younger than 15, with imminent bodily injury by striking the victims with a truck, according to the indictment.

Additionally, Ibarra is charged with committing the same crime on March 28 by striking a car in which Nicholas Garcia and Teodora Candia, who was younger than the age of 15, were riding.

Ibarra is being represented by defense attorney Brent Dornburg.

The Victoria County District Attorney's Office will prosecute the case.



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