Arrest imminent in knife assault
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OFFICERS IDENTIFY PRIME SUSPECT AFTER WOMAN IS STABBED
Pearsall police continue their investigation into a violent assault on Saturday, January 21, in which a woman was stabbed and have noted they are likely to make an arrest soon.
According to police, officers were dispatched to a home on West San Marcos Street around 6:30 a.m. Saturday when emergency medical services requested assistance.
Medics had arrived at the home to find a 33-year-old woman lying in the living room with several wounds to her torso and neck. Officers examining the scene then discovered two children who may have been in the home at the time of the assault.
The report indicates the woman had suffered from six slashes inflicted by a knife to her stomach and neck. Officers believe the victim may have lain unattended for some time before help arrived.
Investigating officers were able to obtain several witness statements and video surveillance footage from surrounding neighbors.
“We were able to gather several pieces of evidence that were left at the scene,” Lt. Michael Guerrero said in a prepared statement. “We are also working with the San Antonio Police Department, Secret Service and the Texas Rangers.”
The victim was transported by ambulance to University Hospital in San Antonio, where she remains as of press time.
“With the assistance of these agencies we were able to properly identify the suspect and hope to issue an arrest warrant sometime this week,” the police lieutenant said. “We want to reassure the public that they were never in any danger. The department wanted to make sure everything was done properly and ensure that we had enough probable cause to make an arrest.”