Incident at 8900 Glencrest
July 24, 2006 -- Charges are
pending against a suspect arrested in the aggravated assault of
a man at 8900 Glencrest about 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2006.
The suspect is identified as Jesus Alberto Joya
(H/m, DOB: 3-21-83). The victim, Gilberto Castillo, 36, of 2318
Kingsdale in Deer Park, sustained severe lacerations to his head,
face and arm, but is expected to survive his injuries.
HPD Homicide Division Officers P. J. Guerrero
and J. Selvera reported:
Mr. Castillo was asked to provide a ride to an
acquaintance he had just met earlier in the day. As Castillo was
dropping him off, Joya ran to the driver's side of Castillo's
truck and started swinging a machete at the door, breaking the
window and gashing the door. Castillo and the acquaintance got
out of the passenger side of the truck and ran in different directions.
The suspect chased Castillo and when he tripped and fell, the
suspect started striking Castillo with the machete. The suspect
fled the area, but was arrested several blocks away while still
holding the machete. Castillo was transported to Ben Taub General
Hospital where he was immediately taken in to
For additional information,
please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.