LUFKIN — A Lufkin man is behind bars after terrorizing his ex-girlfriend on Easter Sunday.
Authorities received a 911 call at around 12:33 p.m. in relation to an assault happening in the 200 block of Oak Hollow.
The caller, 26-year old Roberto Estrada, ran to a neighbor's house and told police the woman's ex-boyfriend, 38-year old Ismael Gonzalez Jr., had forced his way into a house with a woman and her daughter inside. The witness also claimed Gonzalez was armed with a knife.
When officers arrived on scene, they secured the house and soon after entered the home. Gonzalez was taken into custody coming out of a bedroom where the woman and her child were located.
According to witness and victim statements, Gonzalez went to the residence of his ex-girlfriend and entered the home without permission by pushing past a child that answered the door, knocking the child down. The child was not hurt.
Gonzalez then allegedly confronted Estrada wielding a large knife. Gonzales told Estrada to leave or he was going to kill him, at which time Estrada says he got his 7-year old and ran to another house to call police. Estrada received a small cut to his left hand during the incident.
Gonzalez was taken to the Angelina County Jail where he was booked in for two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault and aggravated robbery.
The knife was recovered at the scene. Money and a ring reported stolen from the victim were recovered in Gonzalez’s pocket at the time of his arrest.
Officers also obtained a search warrant for Gonzalez’s residence in the 3400 block of Oakwood Dr for a handgun the victim reported Gonzalez had threatened to kill her with. A handgun was seized as evidence.
Gonzalez, a convicted felon with a history of family violence, is not allowed to possess a firearm by law. An emergency protective order was served on Gonzalez at the Angelina County Jail.