NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A 23-year-old man turned himself into authorities on Thursday after he learned that two felony burglary warrants had been issued for him because he allegedly kicked in a door to a Nacogdoches residence and beat up a man.
Santos Rodarte Trevino, 23, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on two first-degree felony charges of burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit assault. Collectively, his bond has been set at $55,000 for the two charges, according to jail records.
According to Terry Masten, the chief deputy for the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office, Trevino approached NCSO officers Thursday and asked whether a burglary of a habitation warrant had been issued for him. When he learned of the pending charges, he turned himself into law enforcement officials.
The burglary warrants stem from an incident that allegedly occurred on Aug. 26, Masten said. The NCSO chief deputy said that Trevino kicked in the door at a residence on Rawlins Road and started attacking the home's male occupant, who had been sitting on the living room couch watching television. When the woman who had also been at the residence tried to intervene, Trevino allegedly threw her aside, resulting in a cut to her leg.
NCSO deputies were dispatched to the scene in response to a burglary in progress and found the injured man and woman. By then, Trevino had left the residence.
When asked why Trevino allegedly assaulted the man, Masten said the two men had a history of previous hostile encounters.