Bexar County Deputy accused of assaulting a woman and threatening her with a gun

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A Bexar County sheriff’s deputy is behind bars after he was arrested for beating a woman, then threatening her with a handgun.

The sheriff’s office sent out a press release stating 43 year old Noe Avila, a 19 year BCSO veteran, struck the woman several times Monday night. He then pulled his gun and pointed it at her. But the woman was able to get away from Avila, running to a nearby home to call for help.

At that point, Avila got in his vehicle and took off. He was eventually stopped by deputies in Atascosa County, who spotted Avila as he drove southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 16.

Deputies from Bexar County arrived and took Avila into custody. He’s facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon-family violence, a first degree felony.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar added the following statement the press release announcing Avila’s arrest:

“I’m absolutely disgusted by the behavior in this case. This suspect showed no mercy to his victim, and this administration will show no mercy to him in the handling of the case. I have zero tolerance for family violence and I am equally committed to working with the District Attorney to ensure criminal accountability, but more importantly ensure justice for the victim. I have all intentions of removing him from this agency as soon as allowable in the disciplinary process.”

Avila is the second Bexar County Deputy arrested for family violence in less than a week.
25 year old Leroy Martinez was taken into custody last Tuesday afternoon after choking a woman.

 

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