Corpus Christi man in jail after weekend stabbing in Goliad
Jose Carlos Perez
A Corpus Christi man is in the Goliad County Jail following a Saturday night stabbing incident.
Jose Carlos Perez, 21, was arrested by Goliad County deputies and charged with aggravated assault after they responded to a reported disturbance in the 100 block of Union Avenue in Goliad shortly before midnight.
The sheriff's office says that upon arrival, deputies found Perez had stabbed the victim, 34-year-old Carlos Padilla of Goliad, at least twice in the torso with a fixed-blade knife.
The knife was recovered at the scene.
Police say witnesses reported seeing the two men get into an argument that escalated to Perez pulling the knife from his pocket and stabbing Padilla.
During the fight, Perez also punched 44-year-old Marcelina Sanchez Vela, in the head.
Vela lives at the home where the stabbing occurred. Perez and Padilla were at the residence for a private gathering.
Padilla was transported by Goliad EMS to DeTar Hospital for treatment, and remains hospitalized in unknown condition.
Vela did not seek medical attention.
Deputies booked Perez into the Goliad County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and assault causing bodily injury.
He was arraigned by Judge Steven Kennedy and remains in custody under a $39,000 bond.
Aggravated assault is a felony of the second degree and punishable by 2 - 20 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
Assault is a class A misdemeanor and punishable by up to a year in jail and fine not to exceed $4,000.
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