San Angelo Police Arrest Aggravated Assault Suspect
A San Angelo man wanted in connection to an aggravated assault and theft that occurred at a local Walmart store was arrested Tuesday.
On October 25, 2015, just before 3:35 p.m., San Angelo Police were dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter located at 610 W. 29th Street for the report of an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and theft.
Once on scene, Police learned Walmart Loss Prevention staff observed a man and woman load items into a shopping cart and leave the store without paying. When Loss Prevention staff attempted to follow and obtain a license plate, the man discarded the stolen items and threatened the employee at knifepoint. The man and woman then fled the area in a vehicle driven by a third subject. Walmart staff recovered the stolen items, which totaled over $300.00. No injuries were reported. The incident was caught on surveillance camera.
During a follow-up investigation, Criminal Investigations Detective Lynn Dye obtained information about the location of the get-a-way vehicle and identity of the male and female suspects. Subsequent to his investigation, Det. Dye obtained an arrest warrant for George Delacruz, Jr. Delacruz was located on October 27 at a residence in the 2100 block of Juanita Avenue and taken into custody for questioning.
Following the interview, Delacruz was charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The female suspect has been identified and charges may be forthcoming.