FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: STEPHEN TYLER
Nathan Thomas Rodriguez, 28 years old, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on February 3, 2011 after being convicted of Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon. He was also sentenced to 2 years in Texas State Jail for the offense of Aggravated Assault. The sentences will run concurrently.
The jury watched videos of the defendant's chase captured by the patrol officer's camera. After striking the vehicle, the defendant fled on foot before he was arrested by Officer Christina Moore and Officer Michael Leet. The Defendant was on felony probation for Aggravated Assault after being convicted in Nueces County, Texas of biting the nose off of a man. "The jury sent a message to this defendant and the rest of the community that dangerous persons like this defendant will not be welcomed in our community," said assistant district attorney Eli E. Garza. "The citizens of this county should be proud of how our officers in the Victoria Police Department worked hard to get this criminal off our streets."