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+ 4, Page 2A NEWS Hays Free Press January 11,2017 The Hays Free Press (ISSN 1087-9323) published weekly by Barton Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. Periodicals postage paid at Buda, TX 78610 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Barton Publications, Inc., nO. Box 339, Buda, TX 78610. ISSN#1087-9323 NEWS TIPS If you think it's news, we probably do too! Newsroom phone: 512-268-7862 E-mail: news@haysfreepress. com Mail: 113 W. Center Street, Kyle, TX 78640 CORRECTIONS Any erroneous reflection upon the character, standing or reputation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the pages of the Hays Free Press will be corrected upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. DEADLINES The deadline for display advertising and any contributed news copy in the Hays Free Press is 5 p.m. Friday the week prior to publication. The deadline for Letters to the Editor and classified word advertising in the Hays Free Press is noon Monday the week of publication, though we encourage readers and advertisers to observe the Friday deadline. LETrERS GUIDELINES We welcome locally written letters to the editor on timely topics of community interest. We ask that you keep them to about 350 words in length and that you not indulge in personal attacks on private individuals. Letters may be edited for brevity and clarity. All letters should be signed by the author and include a daytime phone number where the author can be contacted for verification. Letter writers are limited to one letter per month. Letters can be emailed to csb@ HISTORY Founded April 10, 1903, by Thomas Fletcher Harwell as The Kyle News, with offices on the corner of Burleson and Miller streets in the town's oldest remaining building. It merged into The Hays County Citizen in 1956. The paper consolidated with The Free Press in October, 1978. During its more than 100-year history the newspaper has maintained offices at more than a dozen locations in Kyle and Buda. .e woman BY MOSES LEOS III A Kyle woman was ar- rested earlier this month after she was suspected of accidentally hitting her boyfriend with her vehicle near his residence. Aleeya Mone Eskridge, 20, of Kyle, was booked into the Hays County Jail Jan. 1 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which is a first degree felony. Eskridge was released Jan. 2 on $30,000 bond. According to a Hays County probable cause affidavit, authorities were called to the 200 block of Lake Washington Drive in Kyle for an auto pedestri- an accident at 4:14 a.m. Dec. 28. When authorities ar- rived, they discovered Di- onte Taylor, 20, who said he was struck by a car while crossing the street to his resi- dence. The deputy on scene observed ESKRIDGE abrasions to Taylor's right temple, which was bleeding, a cut to the top of his hand and other injuries. In addition, Tay- lor said his right leg and pelvis were also hurt. When officers asked Taylor what happened, he said a small black passen- ger car struck him while crossing Lake Washing- ton Drive, heading east. Taylor said the car struck Child Death: Kyle mother charged Continued from pg. 1A probable cause affidavit provided by Hays County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith. An approxi- mately ten-inch knife with a black handle was found in in his back left pocket, according to the affidavit. Uresti informed officers that Hernandez was inside withVfllanueva. Based on information from Arella- no-Uresti, officials called SWAT, who arrived at the residence around 2 p.m., Curler said. When SWAT arrived, they entered the residence and took the woman into custody. According to the affidavit, V'fllanueva was nude and reportedly had the shower running as officers entered the home. SWAT team members also found Hemandez' body in the home, Curler said. An autopsy was per- formed on Hemandez' body Friday, determining that she had died from multiple stab wounds. Curler said Hernandez' body had been "mutilat- ed." "I've been in this line of work for over 43 years," Curler said. "This is one of the worst cases I've ever seen or been a part of. It's one of the most horrific cases in the history of Hays County. It's very sad." While the investigation is ongoing, Curler said the HCSO has interviewed both Uresti and Villanue- va. Uresti said that at 11 a.m. Thursday, he walked into the kitchen to prepare lunch when he allegedly sawVillanueva retrieve an knife and return to a back bedroom, according to the affidavit. He then could hear the victim crying. Uresti said V'fllanueva then walked back into the kitchen and began stabbing him in the back, according to the affidavit. When he turned toward her, she stabbed him in "I've been in this line of work for over 43 years ... This is one of the worst cases I've ever seen or been a part of. It's one of the most horrific cases in the history of Hays County. It's very sad." -Gary Cutler, Hays County Sheriff the forehead before he attempted to take posses- sion of the knife. Uresti bit Villanueva on the hand and he was able to take the knife away, according to the affidavit. He then exited the home and went to a neighbor's house, where he called authorities. Uresti said he, the victim andVillanueva were the only people in the home. Cutler said that Villanueva had recently moved into the residence roughly a week ago. Uresfi allegedVillanue- va used drugs including marijuana, according to the affidavit. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crime, Cutler said. A toxicology report is expected back within four to six weeks, according to a press release. But according to the affidavit, a relative of Villanueva told authorities she had been admitted to a treatment facility in Buda in late 2015 for substance abuse, includ- On Dec. 30, a Kyle Police officer contacted Taylor by phone for a follow up interview, which the officer told Taylor was for the alleged hit-and-run incident. Taylor said he didn't want to pursue charges against Eskridge, his girlfriend. him on the south side of the intersection of Lake Washington Drive and Mansfield Lake Trail and didn't stop. On Dec. 30, a Kyle Police officer contacted Taylor by phone for a fol- low up interview, which the officer told Taylor was for the alleged hit-and- run incident. Taylor said he didn't want to pursue charges against Eskridge, his girlfriend. Taylor said he was arguing with Eskridge in her black 2013 Ford Focus outside his residence pri- or to the alleged incident. Taylor said he exited her car and Eskridge drove north on Lake Washing- ton Drive. According to the affi- davit, Taylor said Eskridge allegedly performed a u-tum in the intersection of Lake Washington Drive and Mansfield Trail, with Eskridge accidentally striking him with her car. Taylor said Eskridge allegedly helped him to his house. He then asked Eskridge to leave the scene. The officer later con- tacted Eskridge, who said she did strike Taylor with her car. Eskridge concurred with the events as pre- sented by Taylor in the affidavit. Eskridge said she didn't see Taylor in the intersec- tion and didn't know she allegedlystruck him until she was two houses south of his house. She then told authori- ties she didn't realize she struck Taylor because she allegedly swerved to avoid hitting him with her car. ing marijuana, crack and meth. While in treatment, ViUanueva was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. A witness alleged that when Uresti exited the home, they observed Vil- lanueva standing between his and Uresti's home with a gtm and that Villanueva appeared to try to use the weapon. Hays County District At- torneyWes Man said more charges could be pending based on findings from the investigation. "It's a little early now to decide whether or not those are the charges pre- sented to the grand jury," Mau said. "They eventual- ly have the final say on the charges fried." Mau added the DA's office has made no rec- ommendation on punish- ment until all charges are filed. Sheriff Gary Cutler PLAN NOW INSTEAD OF THE COURT DECIDING LATER FOR HOMEOWNERS... 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