2013-10-30 / Crime & Courts

Local man sentenced to 14 years for aggravated assault

Jason Garcia Jason Garcia The Willacy County and District Attorney’s Office announced today that Jason Garcia, 31, of Raymondville, TX, was found guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to 14 years prison. The defendant was also found guilty of felon in possession of a firearm and sentenced to 9 years prison. On August 19, 2013, the victim, a friend of the defendant, reported to the Raymondville Police that the defendant became upset with her and accused having an another man inside her residence. The defendant began to yell at the victim and threw a beer bottle at her. The victim was able to jump out of the way of the beer bottle being thrown at her. The defendant then brandished a firearm and waved it in the direction of the victim. The victim reported she was scared for her safety. The defendant left the scene of the crime and was arrested shortly after at Linda’s Lounge. A check on the defendant’s criminal history revealed he was a convicted felon. The defendant was also convicted in another case and sentenced to the 14 years in prison for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, 2 years in a state prison for possession of less than one gram of cocaine, and 9 years for evading arrest with a motor vehicle. The District Attorney’s Office would like to thank the Raymondville Police Department for their participation in this case. The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Bernard W. Ammerman and First Assistant DA Scott Greenbaum.

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