2nd suspect in Angelina County assault arrested by NCSO deputies

2nd suspect in Angelina County assault arrested by NCSO deputies
Abram Quiroz (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Abram Quiroz (Source: Angelina County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office acted on a tip early Monday morning and arrested the second suspect in an aggravated assault that allegedly occurred on B.W. Horton Road on Sept. 15.

During the alleged assault, the two men, who were armed with a gun and a knife at the time, beat up a man and knocked him unconscious.

Perfecto Max Gonzalez, 30, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a third-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge. No bail has been set at this time.

Abram Quiroz, the other suspect in the alleged assault, is also still be held in the Angelina County Jail. He was booked into the jail on a second-degree felony aggravated assault charge, a felony parole violation charge, and a Class C possession of drug paraphernalia charge on Sept. 15. Collectively, his bail amount has been set at $50,500.

Last week, Deep East Texas Crime Stopper s put out a wanted bulletin on Gonzalez. A judge issued an arrest warrant on Gonzalez on Sept. 19.
According to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office daily activity report, NCSO deputies got a tip about Gonzalez' whereabouts early Monday morning. They went out a home in the 500 block of Woden West Circle at about 7:30 a.m. Monday.

They took Gonzalez into custody with incident and took him to the Nacogdoches County Jail. He was later transferred to the Angelina County Jail.

According to the arrest affidavit, an ACSO detective was dispatched out to the emergency room of CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Hospital on Sept. 15 to talk to an assault victim. The victim told the ACSO detective that he had been assaulted by two men he identified as "Guero" earlier that day. The two men were later identified as Gonzalez and Quiroz.

On the morning of Sept. 15, the alleged victim, Quiroz, Gonzalez, and two other people go into a black Ford Mustang and left the Sun-N-Pines motel, the affidavit stated. They went to the victim's parents' house in the 4200 block of FM 844 in Huntington.

Four of the people got out of the car, and the alleged victim showed them two cars parked by his parents' house and told them that they were for sale, the affidavit stated.

"For an unknown reason, Gonzalez and Quiroz became extremely upset at [the victim] and demanded he get back into their car with them," the affidavit stated. "They all entered the car and left."

Gonzalez drove them down B.W. Horton Road, and after he stopped, he told the victim to get out of the car, the affidavit stated. Gonzalez was allegedly holding a gun, and Quiroz allegedly had a fixed-blade knife.

According to the affidavit, Gonzalez and Quiroz then began assaulting the victim by punching him in the face. He told the ACSO detective that he was knocked unconscious at one point, and he woke up to the two men continuing the assault, the affidavit stated.

The two men allegedly left the victim on the side of the road and drove off after the assault.

During the investigation, the ACSO detective obtained a picture from the game camera the victim's father had set up on his property on FM 844 to assist with theft prevention. The affidavit stated the picture showed the victim, Quiroz, and another person standing beside one of the cars at 8:04 a.m. on Sept. 15. In the picture, Quiroz is standing behind the victim with one of his hands behind the victim's back as if he is holding some type of weapon, the affidavit stated.

The affidavit stated that the victim's injuries consisted of cuts, bruises, redness, and bleeding on his face, head, neck, and arms.

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