Police: Man Punched Teen During Carjacking


MIDLAND, TX – A Midland man is behind bars after police say he attempted to steal a truck while a teen was inside.

According to the Midland Poice Department, on Sunday afternoon officers were dispatched to the Kent Kwik for reports of a disturbance involving a weapon.

At the scene, officers found 32-year-old Timothy Ledesma on his knees in front of the store with blood covering his face. 

Inside the store, officers spoke with a father and son who had stopped at the Kent Kwik to grab a few drinks. According to the man, he was inside the store when the clerk began to yell his son needed help.

When the man looked outside, he saw Ledesma inside his pickup punching the teen. 

The teen told police he was sitting inside the vehicle when Ledesma jumped into the driver's seat and said, "It would be nice if you let me have this truck.”

The teen then attempted to grab the keys out of the ignition and attempted to get out of the truck. That is when Ledesma began to punch the kid in the head until he was able to get inside the store. The father then ran out and began fighting with Ledesma.

Ledesma then began throwing beer bottles and other objects at the father and everyone in the store. The father was injured after he was hit in the face with a bottle and stabbed in the arm with a pair of scissors.

An unnamed man armed with a gun then entered the store and helped get people outside. Ledesma then followed the father and continued to throw bottles.

Ledesma was transported to a local hospital where he attempted to assault a doctor. He later banged his head against a window as he was being transported to the Midland County Jail.

Ledesma was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a second-degree felony, and one count of Robbery, a second-degree felony.

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