A couple was arrested in correlation with the stabbing of a 26-year-old Abilene man in downtown. Zachary Navarro, 22, and Lydia Sharp, 30, were arrested on Oct. 15.
Police were patrolling the downtown area when they saw an active fight in the parking lot, located at S. Chadbourne and Twohig. At this time, police observed Sharp was on top of the victim, punching his face, with Navarro close by.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division learned the victim and a friend had been walking on the sidewalk when they allegedly heard Navarro yelling profanities at Sharp, who were both across the street. During the verbal altercation, the victim yelled at Navarro to stop cursing at the female (Sharp), according to a SAPD press release.
Navarro then ran across the street and physically assaulted the victim. Navarro also produced a knife and inflicted superficial wounds to the victim. Navarro also received a laceration on his hand from the knife during the assault.
San Angelo Fire Department Medics responded to the scene and treated the minor injuries.
Navarro was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Sharp was charged with assault causing bodily injury.