’Tis the season of family violence
by Kenda Nelson
Dec 13, 2012 | 2895 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
REFUGIO — A rash of assaults were reported this month, at least one requiring emergency medical care and hospitalization.

“Every year during the holidays, this seems to happen,” Bolcik said. “Usually alcohol is a factor, too.”

A family fight in Tivoli was so violent, the victim lost a great deal of blood and was drifting in and out of consciousness.

In the altercation, David Trejo, 38, allegedly beat his wife’s head repeatedly in to a wooden box at the end of their bed at 10: 25 p.m. on Dec. 1.

Following a call from concerned neighbors who heard the commotion, Deputy Philip Ruiz went to the mobile home near the Pct. 4 yard, according to reports.

Trejo fled the residence, according to reports, but later turned himself in and was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a family member, a first degree felony. Bond set at $150,000.

Trejo’s 38-year-old wife suffered a broken nose, a fractured jaw, two black eyes and numerous bruises and cuts. When the deputy showed up at the home, she was bleeding profusely and fading in and out of consciousness, according to Investigator Gary Wright.

“He is also accused of hitting her with a closed fist,” Wright said.

The dispatcher attempted to obtain an air ambulance but the weather prevented the flight so the victim was taken by medics to Victoria.

“Trejo had previous assault charges,” Wright said. “He hit her with a set of keys and busted her head.”

Wright said the victim was released from the hospital.

On Dec. 9 at 1:48 a.m. Deputy Amanda Emfinger was called to a Locke Street residence in Woodsboro where a 19-year-old woman was reportedly beaten.

The suspect was located on Wood Avenue. At least eight people were at the residences.

Three were taken to jail.

In another incident on W. Houston Street on Dec. 3, a 911 caller reported her neighbor’s ex-girlfriend kicked down her neighbor’s door.

According to reports, the victim asked her to leave numerous times before the woman complied. Later, she returned and the victim fled into her apartment for her safety.

In another incident on Dec. 3, a Refugio man was beaten by a woman’s boyfriend whose name the victim did not know.

A convenience store clerk reported another incident of assault on Dec. 3.

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