Press Release #031915(12)-Aggravated Assault Family Violence with a Deadly Weapon
On March 18, 2015 at approximately 11:14 am, Police responded to the unit block of Belaire Ave for a report of an unwanted subject with a weapon. Upon arrival, Police observed Paul Ryan Garcia DOB 7-13-92 acting aggressive and yelling. Garcia was taken into custody without incident.
Upon further investigation it was learned the situation was a domestic issue. A 22 year old Hispanic female, who is in a relationship with Garcia, had gone to pick up Garcia upon his release from the Tom Green County Jail. After leaving the jail, Garcia became agitated, retrieved a gun from somewhere in the vehicle, pointed the gun at the victim, and threatened to kill her if she did not take him home. It was reported Garcia fired the gun outside the vehicle in the area of the intersection of 6th Street and Chadbourne to emphasize his threat, but this cannot be confirmed by Police at this time. Once they were at the house, the victim was able to get away from Garcia and call the Police.
Detective Jake Russell responded to continue the investigation. A gun was located in the vehicle and is believed to have been reported stolen in a burglary earlier this year.
Garcia was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault Family Violence with a Deadly Weapon. Other charges may be forthcoming pending further investigation.