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La Porte Police Department
News Release
Friday, January 05, 2018

Aggravated Assault with a weapon filed on Houston Man

In the late evening hours, Thursday January 4th, 2018 La Porte Police Department (LPPD) Patrol Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of South 7th Street, La Porte, Texas for a report of a disturbance with gunshots being fired. When officers arrived the victim, still shaken from the incident, told officers the suspect fled the scene. Officers quickly secured the immediate area and captured the suspect a short time later.

The suspect, Cesar Guillermo Lerma-Sanchez of Houston Texas, arrived in the 400 block of South 7th Street, reportedly intoxicated and upset over a relationship issue. While in the area, he was approached by the victim, at which time, the suspect reportedly discharged a handgun in the air and then pointed the weapon at the victim. The victim, fearing for their life, called 911. After threatening the victim, the suspect fled the scene and was captured by LPPD Patrol Officers a short distance from the assault location, where he was arrested for suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm.

LPPD contacted the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, who accepted the charge of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm. Lerma-Sanchez is being held by LPPD awaiting bond and subsequent transfer to the Harris County Jail.

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