HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Hudson Police Department arrested a 40-year-old Diboll man on Oct. 13 in connection to allegations that he got drunk at a woman's house and then threatened her, saying he was a member of the Mexican mafia.
Later, he allegedly threatened the woman's friend and brother with an open knife before he followed their vehicle to her home and rammed her car with his pickup.
Josue Mijares is still being held in the Angelina County jail on a second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, a federal hold, a Class B misdemeanor theft between $20 and $500 charge, a Class C misdemeanor failure to appear charge, and three misdemeanor traffic charges. Collectively, his bail amount has been set at $8,500 for the assault charge and two of the misdemeanor charges.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Hudson PD officer was dispatched out to the Lazy Acres Mobile Park on Ted Trout Drive on Sept. 12 in reference to an assault in progress. When he got to the scene, he learned that the people involved in the alleged assault had fled in a Dodge pickup and a car, which were both part of a separate incident that occurred at a different location.
The Hudson PD officer spoke with an Angelina County Sheriff's Office deputy who had contained the scene, and he noticed damage to the rear end of a car parked at that address, the affidavit stated.
When the Hudson PD officer spoke to witnesses at the scene, he learned that Mijares had called one of the alleged victims and said that he was coming to her home, and he and two other men came over any way, the affidavit stated. Mijares and the two men "consumed large amounts of alcoholic beverages," and by 10:30 p.m. that night, Mijares had declared his love for the woman.
After the woman "did not return the same affection" to Mijares, he started yelling at the woman and her family and calling them names, the affidavit stated. Mijares allegedly refused to leave when the woman told him to, and she pushed him outside.
Once he was outside, Mijares, continued to yell at the woman. He allegedly told her that she didn't know who she was messing with and claimed to be a member of the Mexican mafia.
According to the affidavit, the woman had her mother contact her brother. He, a family friend, and two other people drove to his sister's house and told Mijares to leave. At that point, he allegedly brandished an open-bladed knife and threatened the people at the scene with it.
The woman told everyone to leave because she was about to call the police, the affidavit stated.
When the family friend drove away in her car, Mijares followed them in his pickup, the affidavit stated. Mijares then allegedly tried to run them off the road by ramming the family friend's car.
As the family friend pulled into her driveway, Mijares allegedly rammed her car again. The woman told police that she was injured in the incident, but it didn't require medical attention.
After the female friend of the first woman and the others bailed out of the car, Mijares rammed it several more times, and his passenger jumped out before Mijares fled the scene in his pickup, the affidavit stated.
When Mijares was located later, further investigation revealed that the front of his Dodge pickup had damage that was consistent with witness statements about him ramming the rear end of the family friend's car, the affidavit stated.