Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Man Accused of Stabbing Pregnant Woman Posts $100K Bail

Posted By on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 1:37 PM

click image Jesse Cervantes Jr., 27, is accused of stabbing a pregnant woman just after midnight on Monday morning. He was released on $100,000 bail, county records show. - BEXAR COUNTY
  • Bexar County
  • Jesse Cervantes Jr., 27, is accused of stabbing a pregnant woman just after midnight on Monday morning. He was released on $100,000 bail, county records show.

A 27-year-old man accused of stabbing a woman who was eight months pregnant was released on $100,000 bail Monday afternoon, county records show.

Jesse Cervantes Jr. is facing one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly stabbing the victim in her abdomen after she attempted to ignore his harassment.

San Antonio Police Department spokesman Douglas Greene said witnesses who aided the woman detained Cervantes until police showed up to arrest him.

According to police, Cervantes, who was arrested at 12:31 a.m., approached the woman on the 400 block of Southwest Military Drive and tried to strike up a conversation. 

"The victim ignored the suspect and continued to her destination at which time the male backed away from her," Greene said in an email. "The victim then began walking east bound a few minutes later when the suspect approached again and continued to harass the victim."

The woman told Cervantes she wasn't interested, which, according to police, infuriated Cervantes, who then allegedly body slammed the woman and pulled out a small pocket knife, stabbing her at least one time on the left side of her abdomen.

Both the victim and the suspect were transported to University Hospital.

KENS5 reported that the woman and her child are expected to recover.

As for Cervantes, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a second-degree felony, punishable by two to 20 years in prison.

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