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Grand jury indicts defendants on assault charges
by Gary Kent
Nov 25, 2010 | 1576 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bee County grand jurors returned a three-count indictment last Thursday on a 33-year-old Beeville man that could send him to prison for life.

Beeville Police Department investigators alleged that Jaime Isaias DeLeon, also known as Jaime DeLeon, assaulted Sgt. Jason Alvarez with a knife during an arrest incident on Oct. 2.

That led to DeLeon being charged with aggravated assault on a public servant, a first degree felony.

If convicted, DeLeon could face 99 years of life in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to the indictment, police also alleged that DeLeon hit Alvarez with his hand during the incident and he tried to take a pistol from Patrolman Tony Gutierrez’s holster.

The charge of striking Alvarez with his hand was assault against a public servant, a third degree felony, and the charge of trying to take the pistol from Alvarez, attempting to take a weapon from a peace officer, is a state jail felony.

The third degree felony charge could get DeLeon a 10-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine and the state jail felony charge would land the defendant in a state jail facility for two years and result in a $10,000 fine.

DeLeon’s bond was set at $10,000 by District Judge M.E. “Mike” Welborn.

Grand jurors also returned a two-count indictment against 56-year-old Fabian Salazar on charges of aggravated assault, bodily injury with a deadly weapon.

The two charges were enhanced to first degree felonies because Salazar has a previous felony conviction on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, less than 28 grams.

That conviction was on May 22, 1997, in Bee County.

According to BPD investigators, Salazar stabbed a local man with a knife during an incident on Feb. 21, 2010.

His bond was set at $5,000.

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