According to my SA, a 23-year-old man was kidnapped by three men. Gregory Huitron, 35, is currently in jail and has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to his arrest affidavit, Huitron picked up the victim from the 1700 block of Roosevelt Avenue and took him to a home in the 100 block of Jesse Street. There they entered a home where 25-year-old Mark Anthony Macias was waiting and struck the victim in the back of the head with a shovel. The men proceeded to “hog-tie” the young man with their belts and moved him to the bathroom. Once in the bathroom, Macias and Huitron beat the man and threatened to shoot him. “[The victim] was bleeding profusely from his face and head, there was blood covering the tub and bathroom walls,” according to Huitron’s affidavit.
The victim told police that he became too loud, so the men had to “stuff” him into the trunk of Huitron’s vehicle. They drove to a third location near the 21000 block of Spanish Grant Roa, there a third man waited and began kicking the victim in the head. The suspect wanted to pull the victim’s teeth out with a pair of pliers, but it was too tricky and hit him in the mouth with a hammer. During the ordeal, the suspects ran over the victim and then left him injured. The victim was able to make his way to Spanish Grant Road where a deputy found him the next day.
Man Remains at Large
Despite his head injuries, the victim was able to tell the deputy that, “they robbed me and began to beat me; it all began around 10 a.m. yesterday morning.” Authorities transported the victim to University Hospital. Days later, a propane delivery driver found Macias’ body shot to death in a field near Spanish Grant. The victim was able to identify Huitron’s Facebook profile and identify him in a lineup. Huitron was on Bexar County’s most wanted list until he was apprehended and the third man remains at large.
Crime Facts at a Glance 2014 According to the Texas Department of Public Safety:
- There were 913,403 index crime offenses reported with a 20.3 percent clearance rate for Texas in 2014.
- The crime rate for the State of Texas was 3,392.2 index offenses for every 100,000 inhabitants.
- During 2014, Texas law enforcement officers made 878,686 arrests. Of those arrested, 6.6 percent were 16 years of age and under.
- Firearms were used in 63.3 percent of all murders reported.
- There were 65,338 aggravated assaults reported. Of these, 21.3 percent were committed by the use of hands, fists, and feet; 21.4 percent involved a knife or cutting instrument, and 24.2 percent involved a firearm.
- 185,817 family violence incidents during 2014. There were 201,051 victims and 195,511 offenders.
- There were 18,756 sexual assault incidents reported with 19,834 victims and 19,821 offenders.
San Antonio Wrongful Death Attorneys
This tale is a sickening story of despicable, inhumane actions including personal injury and what seems to be wrongful death. It’s hard to grasp that an event like this can happen outside of a motion picture. And, it is gut-wrenching that such an attack took place in Bexar County. Almost any negligent, criminal, or careless act that results in the death of another may be grounds for a case of wrongful death. If you would like to speak to a professional from our offices about your potential case, we can do so in a free case evaluation. Let us see if we can help you in your time of need.