(This story appeared in the Sept. 15 edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.)
by Kimberly Rubio, staff writer The Uvalde County Jail has a new resident this week after a multi-agency law enforcement effort tracked down a former Camp Wood resident accused of assaulting and stripping a woman on Highway 55 before fleeing with her SUV.
The incident began last Friday when deputies were dispatched to County Road 412 off Highway 55, about 30 miles northwest of Uvalde, in reference to a nude woman with lacerations to her hands.
The 911 call was made by two passersby who discovered the woman on the side of the roadway.
Uvalde EMS was also dispatched and transported the woman, who resides in Rio Medina, to Uvalde Memorial Hospital.
According to the victim, she offered to give the suspect – whom she identified as a tattooed white male – a ride from Castroville to Camp Wood.
Uvalde High School seniors and varsity football players (left to right) Chris Castillo, Damien Mendoza and Leo Rodriguez light torches for the homecoming bonfire. The bonfire was held Thursday at the Honey Bowl, following the annual homecoming parade.