Dispatch received a 911 call from a woman at 1:48 a.m., telling the dispatcher that a man was at her residence on whom she had a protective order.
However, the victim and dispatch got disconnected, but not before the dispatcher feared physical violence.
The residence was located by Refugio County Sheriff’s deputies, and medics were called to take the victim to Refugio County Memorial Hospital.
A male suspect was found in the victim’s bedroom with a knife.
The victim had been struck in the face and head several times.
The scene was cleared around 2 a.m. and Ortega was taken to the Refugio County Jail.
The Texas Department of Public Safety also participated in the arrest.