POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Assault at 16138 Coyridge Lane

July 29, 2019 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in an assault of a man at 16138 Coyridge Lane about 10:15 p.m. last Friday (July 26).

The suspect, Rigoberto Diaz (H/m, 27), is charged with injury to the elderly and felon in possession of a firearm.  He was booked into the Fort Bend County Jail.  A booking photo of Diaz is not available at this time.

The victim, Victor King, 66, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives C. Grahmann and A. Williams reported:

Mr. King and Diaz were arguing over Diaz's lawnmower.  King was in the process of returning the lawnmower when Diaz assaulted him.  King then used a knife to defend himself, wounding Diaz.  According to a witness, Diaz then went to his home, retrieved a firearm and went to King's residence.  Nothing further occurred before HPD patrol officers arrived on the scene.

Diaz was treated at a nearby hospital before being transported to the Fort Bend County Jail.



KJS/JFC  7-29-19
Inc. #095830319



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