HOUSTON – A driver accused of making an attempt to run over a faculty safety guard laughed within the face of a decide whereas he appeared in courtroom Thursday.
The Harris County Precinct 5 Constable’s Workplace stated a security guard acknowledged forty two-yr-previous Steven de la Torre’s car, which was parked near The Village Faculty, and approached him on account of a restraining order involving a coach employed at the faculty.
“He was truly stopped within the public roadway,” stated Constable Ted Heap. “As he approached, the safety guard acknowledged the car and blocked the entrance together with his car and he was stopped within the public roadway.”
Heap stated when the security guard approached de la Torre, he began driving and tried to run over the safety guard, who then fired a number of occasions at de la Torre’s car. The safety guard was hit by de la Torre’s car and suffered minor accidents, in response to officials.
Shortly earlier than turning himself in, de la Torre referred to as KPRC2 and recounted the state of affairs on the faculty earlier within the day and stated he didn’t perceive why the safety guard fired photographs at him.
He stated he was close to the varsity, however claims he did not violate the restraining order. The father of two stated the security guard confronted him concerning the restraining order, however claims he was not on their property.
“I heard on the dispatch they stated, ‘You must transfer your automotive out of the best way, you’re on a public street.’ I knew that that they had lied to me and the mixture of being lied to and that power, my automotive put itself in gear. I know it was my hand that did it, however it put itself in gear and I started to creep out of the best way,” de la Torre stated.
He claims a guard jumped in front of his automotive and says he didn’t hit the safety personnel.
“He moved out of the best way and his buddy yelled, ‘Dude, did you simply run him over?’ I clearly didn’t.
There’s no hand prints, no injury to my automotive, nothing. After which, three photographs have been fired,” de la Torre stated.
De la Torre turned himself in and was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Whereas de la Torre was being read his case by the prosecutor, he began to giggle in the courtroom. The decide started to reprimand him, however de la Torre stopped.
De la Torre is being held in Harris County Jail on $50,000 bond.
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