Chavarria pleads guilty to stabbing charge, receives deferred adjudication

Roy Chavarria, the San Angelo man charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection to a Nov. 26, 2014 stabbing at a local sports bar, pleaded guilty Friday to an enhanced charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony.

Chavarria’s first scheduled trial ended with a mistrial in March. A jury trial scheduled for next week was canceled because of his guilty plea Friday.

He was placed on deferred adjudication community supervision for a period of five years and has been ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $1,727.39. The court, presided over by Judge Brock Jones, ordered Chavarria’s community supervision and ordered him to abide by the order and not violate its terms and conditions.

According to court documents, on the night of the incident, officers said when they arrived the victim, Jamie Zuniga, was lying on the ground being treated by emergency medical services. Employees at the bar said Zuniga was walking through the bar and that he had been stabbed in the torso.

Officers spoke with Zuniga at the hospital where he confirmed to officers that Chavarria, also known as “Pig,” had stabbed him. Court documents stated the sharp-edged instrument consistent with the instrument that caused the injury to Zuniga was capable of causing death or serious bodily injury.

Deferred adjudication is a type of probation for a certain period of time. If the probation is successfully completed, the case is dismissed. Pleading guilty for deferred adjudication is not considered a conviction under Texas law.