Man pulls knife from chest, fends off attacker
by Gary Kent
Sep 07, 2012 | 4978 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE — A 29-year-old man is back in a jail cell this week charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after being involved in a confrontation with two men Wednesday evening.

It was second arrest for the defendant on an aggravated assault charge in three weeks.

Adrian Campos of Beeville was accused by the two victims of trying to run down one man with his vehicle and with stabbing another in the upper right chest.

Campos is facing two counts of the second degree felony on top of an earlier charge for the same offense.

Detective Sgt. Art Gamez said the victims, who are brothers in their early 30s, were in their front yard in the 1200 block of West Stamper Street near the intersection with South Minnesota Street at 6:12 p.m. Wednesday.

One of the brothers had stepped into the street to bring a trash toter back to the house when Campos allegedly drove by and swerved as if trying to strike the victim.

The brother reportedly jumped out of the way and witnesses said Campos stopped his vehicle, got out and pulled a knife as he approached the two men.

One brother then approached Campos and was stabbed in the upper right chest.

The man who reportedly had dodged Campos’ vehicle ran to assist his wounded brother and fought with Campos. The brother who had been stabbed still had the knife in his chest but he pulled the blade out and threw the knife a safe distance away from the fight.

Both brothers then took Campos to the ground and held him there until police could arrive.

The first officer at the scene, Patrolman Baldo Salazar, took Campos into custody and all three men were eventually taken to Christus Spohn Hospital Beeville for treatment.

The two brothers were released first and officers formally arrested Campos just after midnight Thursday as soon as doctors released him.

Gamez said that officers searching Campos’ vehicle at the scene also found less than two ounces of marijuana.

According to Bee County Deputy Investigator Lt. Steve Linam, Campos also was charged with that offense, which is a Class B misdemeanor.

If convicted on the drug charge, Campos could spend 180 days in the Bee County Jail and pay a $2,000 fine.

Gamez said Campos was last arrested on Aug. 13 after several victims who had been at a residence in the 1500 block of East Rosewood Street identified him as the man who had come into a house there brandishing an AK-47 and threatening the occupants.

Victims said he entered the house with the rifle in his hands shortly after a woman dropped him off in front of the residence.

She reportedly drove to the end of the street and waited for Campos.

He was arrested the following Saturday, Aug. 18, after Patrolman Greg Baron stopped him on a routine traffic violation. He was released the following day on a $5,000 bond.

Gamez said Campos was still in jail Thursday and he had two new bonds totaling $500,000.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at

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