SAN ANGELO, TX- A San Angelo man has been indicted by a Tom Green County grand jury for stabbing a man in the neck with a knife.
On October 19, 2021, San Angelo police were dispatched to 1222 South Abe Street for a subject with a knife. When they arrived at the scene, they observed a male subject holding the defendant on the ground.
Other officers on scene learned that the defendant, Steve Montemayor, has been banging on doors at the Cross Key Apartments.
The first-time officers responded was to check on who was banging on doors. They looked for a subject but did not find him. Twenty minutes later, the officers responded the stabbing incident.
The victim said his girlfriend called him and said someone was banging on doors at the apartments. The victim, his father, and his brother arrived to check on his girlfriend.
The victim told investigators he talked to officers who responded the first time when they couldn’t locate a subject.
As the group was leaving the girlfriend’s apartment, the defendant returned and began banging on doors again. The victim said they got out of the car and confronted Montemayor who had begun swinging a cane at the victim. Montemayor then displayed a knife.
While trying to run away, the victim was stabbed in the neck with a knife. The family members of the victim tackled Montemayor and held him on the ground until SAPD arrived.
All three family members gave similar statements to what occurred.
The victim had a non-life-threatening cut to the right side of his neck as well as other scratches around his neck and face.
Montemayor spoke with investigators and said he was jumped by the 3 men. He also said he had taken his pills and drank alcohol prior to the incident and denied stabbing anyone. Montemayor gave consent to search his home where 4 empty, tall, alcohol cans and smelled the odor of burned marijuana to which Montemayor admitted to smoking before the stabbing.
Montemayor was arrested and booked into the Tom Green County Jail on October 19, 2021, and is currently an inmate being held on $50,000.00 bond.
Montemayor faces a second-degree felony charge and faces 2 to 10 years in prison and a $10,000.00 fine.