SAPD Helps Family Escape Violence
Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, San Angelo Police responded to a residence in the 600 block of E. 20th Street for an unknown problem.
While enroute to the call, Officers received information about an earlier family violence call at the same residence that resulted in the arrest of 31-year-old Victor Chavez for Assault by Contact Family Violence after he assaulted a family member. Chavez had also been issued a Criminal Trespass Warning from the property.
Once on scene, Officers learned Chavez returned to the home after his release from jail and began damaging the residence and Chavez’s 58-year-old mother and her three grandchildren retreated to a bedroom where they locked the door and waited for police to arrive.
While waiting for backup units, Officer B. James assisted the woman and her grandchildren, ages 12, 13, and 9 months, out of the bedroom window to safety.
A short time later, Chavez exited the front of the residence where he was promptly taken into custody without incident.
Chavez was arrested for Criminal Trespass of a Habitation and transported to the Tom Green County Jail.
Police requested the help of the Tom Green County Crisis Intervention Unit to assist the victims.