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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

MES/JFC 7-24-06
Inc. #113651406

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