A common adage used by many military folks, particularly those who were veterans of a Korea assignment when trouble was afoot, was “someone’s in deep kimchi!”
A Heights man is in deep kimchi this week after being charged with manually choking a woman and head-butting a police officer during an incident June 18 in Harker Heights.
Roberto Alexis Solorzano, 29, was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke June 18 on a charge of assault of a family/household member by strangulation, for which a $50,000 bond was set.
Cooke also arraigned Solorzano on a charge of assault on a public servant, for which a $100,000 bond was set, the latter charge being a felony.
According to an arrest affidavit, police were dispatched to a home near South Amy Lane and Garrett Drive.
On arrival, police found a female victim with injuries to her head that caused bleeding and swelling.
According to the affidavit, the victim told police Solorzano came home and got into a verbal confrontation that climaxed when Solorzano “assaulted the victim by punching her in the head and knocking her to the floor.”
The victim further stated that Solorzano “got on top of her and began strangling her by placing his hands around the victim’s throat.”
The victim told police she was able to scratch Solorzano’s face in order to get him to stop choking her.
Police said they noticed injuries to Solorzano’s neck, which were consistent with the victim’s account of the incident.
According to the affidavit, when additional officers arrived to assist in the investigation, Solorzana “became combative and uncooperative and resisted arrest.”
“The suspect attempted to kick at an officer but missed. Later, the suspect intentionally head butted and officer on the face as the officer attempted to place the suspect in the back of a patrol car.”
Following arraignment June 18, Solorzano was booked into the Bell County Jail pending bond.
I’m sure by now, the suspect in this case regrets his imbecilic actions, both against the female victim and the police officer.
That usually occurs after the criminal sobers up, if alcohol or drugs were involved, and he or she has had time to consider the stupidity of his or her actions.
Too late, chum! Maybe the courts can change your attitude and alter your inane behavior. There will be several solid witnesses against you.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Alcohol and/or drugs can make an ordinarily sane and logical person do really stupid things. When this occurs, the piper must be paid.
John Vander WERFF is a 30-year veteran of law enforcement, with a decade in city and county law enforcement and 20 years with state police.