Rural Sulphur Springs Man Accused Of Striking Another Man In The Head With Pistol

Miguel Isaias Sandoval

A 26-year-old Sulphur Springs man was jailed Sunday on a warrant for allegedly hitting another man in the head with a pistol earlier this month, according to arrest and sheriff’s reports.

Miguel Isaias Sandoval was taken into custody at his County Road 4791 residence at 8:08 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Baumann on an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant.

Sandoval was alleged to have followed two men, including one he had reportedly been in an argument with, in a silver Camaro on Aug. 4. While driving, Sandoval allegedly fired two shots from his car. The man he had argued with reportedly stopped the pickup he was driving on County Road 4791 and got out to confront Sandoval, according to reports by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Investigator Wade Sheets.

Sandoval allegedly got out of his car and approached the other man. Sandoval struck him on the head with the handle of his pistol. The other man reportedly went to the ground, where Sandoval allegedly struck him with the pistol at least two more times. The other man reportedly got to his feet and retreated to his pickup, then sought treatment at the hospital, according to sheriff’s reports.

HCSO investigators were contacted regarding the alleged assault on Aug. 14. Sandoval, when contacted by authorities, admitted he wanted to fight with the other man, but denied doing so, and claimed he hadn’t seen the other man since the other man drove by his house. As he drive by, Sandoval alleged the man “spun the tires” of the vehicle he was driving.

A warrant for Sandoval’s arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon was issued Aug. 15 and executed at Sandoval’s residence Sunday, Aug. 18, by Deputy Baumann. Sandoval also had three traffic warrants: one for failure to maintain financial responsibility and two for speeding, according to arrest and sheriff’s reports.

Sandoval remained in the county jail Monday morning, Aug. 19. His bond on the second degree felony aggravated assault charge was set at $50,000, according to jail reports. Fees owed on the outstanding traffic charges totaled $953, according to arrest reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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