by SEAN KIMMONS
An alleged revenge attack that erupted in the cafeteria of San Marcos High School landed a student in jail on two felony counts, court records show.
Hezekiah Bautista, 17, allegedly struck a 16-year-old male student in the head with a custodian trash “grabber” and repeatedly punched the victim after he fell to the ground during lunchtime on Dec. 15. Bautista told San Marcos police that he hit the other student to avenge an attack on him a few weeks prior, an arrest affidavit says.
Bautista informed police that in the previous attack the other student struck him while his cousin stepped in to defend him, hitting the 16-year old. Bautista’s cousin was sent to Rebound, the San Marcos CISD’s alternative discipline center, while the other student was not punished, he said in the police report.
Police say that the device used in the recent attack was an aluminum pipe that broke in the blow, which left a laceration on the back of the 16-year-old student’s head.
Bautista is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, and retaliation, a third-degree felony. On Dec. 17, he was released from Hays County Jail on bonds worth $15,000, jail records show.
SEAN KIMMONS reports for the Hays Free Press where this story was originally published. It is reprinted here through a news partnership between the Hays Free Press and the San Marcos Mercury.Email | Print