San Angelo man charged with robbery, knocking out man at baseball field and taking $2K – Standard-Times
SAN ANGELO — A 29-year-old San Angelo man was booked into jail on charges of robbery early Sunday after being accused of taking the wallet and about $2,000 cash from a man he allegedly knocked unconscious at a baseball field, according to an arrest affidavit.
On Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, officers with the San Angelo Police Department arrived at a baseball field in the 4700 block of Ben Ficklin Road where they spoke with a man who said he had been assaulted and robbed.
The man told police he had been “jumped” by a man who hit him in the back of the head, which caused him to lose consciousness, records state.
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Police noted the man “had scratches and scuffs on his body consistent with having been dragged or slid across a rough surface,” according to the affidavit.
When the man regained consciousness, he noticed his wallet, along with $2,000 cash was gone, records state.
The man told police he knew the first name of the person who attacked him. Police found the suspect at the same baseball field laying down in tall grass, according to the affidavit.
Records do not state why the suspect was in the grass, nor his condition when police found him, but do note police took both him and the other man to the hospital for evaluation.
While at the hospital, police attempted to interview the man accused of assault but were told he wanted to speak to an attorney first, according to the affidavit.
Police later arrested Joshua Williams on suspicion of robbery, a second degree felony punishable between 2–20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
As of noon Tuesday, Williams remained booked in Tom Green County Jail in lieu of $35,000 bond.
John Tufts is a journalist covering crime in West Texas. Send him a news tip at [email protected] Consider supporting West Texas journalism with a subscription to GoSanAngelo.com.