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October 20th, 2008
Man stabbed stepfather with kitchen knife, authorities say


A San Marcos area man is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly stabbing his stepfather in the back with a kitchen knife.

Jerry Juarez, 24, was arrested at Wal-Mart, 1103 Hwy. 80, on Friday evening shortly after authorities responded to 120 Anderson Acres Lane off Centerpoint Road on the city’s edge. A knife used in the attack was recovered from a grassy area behind the Race Track convenience store.

The victim was transported by Star Flight to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Juarez is being held at the Hays County jail on $20,000 bond for the second-degree felony.

Hays County criminal investigators are asking the public’s help in determining how the suspect got from his residence to Wal-Mart. They know that he normally hitches rides and would like to speak to the person who drove him to the Wal-Mart area. If you have information about this incident, please contact the Hays County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 393-7814.

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