San Angelo police arrest aggravated assault suspect

An 18-year old San Angelo man has been arrested by San Angelo Police on a charge of aggravated assault. A 11:35 a.m. Thursday, officers from the SAPD were called to the 2400 block of Sherwood Way for a subject with a gun. When they arrived and they encountered the victim and found that the suspect had left the area and was unable to be located at that time.

According to an SAPD press release, the victim told police he had seen the suspect attempting to open car doors and confronted the suspect. The victim said the suspect produced a handgun and pointed it at the victim prior to running away.

After a review of surveillance video that caught the incident on camera, officers saw that the suspect had actually fired the handgun in the direction of the victim.

The surveillance video was turned over to the police department’s crime analysts, who were able to identify the suspect as 18-year old Kurt Sword. While conducting follow-up on the investigation, Sgt. Doug Thomas and Det. Lynn Dye went to the Stripes Convenience Store at 901 Glenna St. after learning that Sword frequents the store.

Sword was located in a car parked at the store and was taken into custody without incident. A handgun matching the description of the one used earlier was located in his possession.

Sword was transported to the police department to be interviewed by the lead investigator for this case, Det. Adrian Castro. He  was transported to the Tom Green County Jail where he was booked for aggravated assault and a warrant for fail to identify.