SAN ANTONIO – A Live Oak man has been arrested following an altercation and stabbing that left the victim’s intestines “exposed,” according to court records.
Phillip Andrew Montez, 21, has been charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury and tampering with evidence, records with the Bexar County Jail show.
Live Oak police said the incident happened early Monday morning in the 11500 block of Lone Shadow Trail, not far from Kitty Hawk and Toepperwein roads.
Officers arrived to find the victim in the middle of the road. He had a severe stab wound to his stomach and his “intestines were exposed,” police said. He was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center.
The suspect and male victim gave police conflicting reports of what led to the stabbing, but a witness said that it unfolded after she claimed Montez touched her inappropriately, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
The witness told police that they were hanging out at a home in Converse on Sunday night, and she reported Montez to the victim.
Both men then went outside the home, and the witness said she never saw them again that night.
The victim later told police that he asked Montez to “go for a ride” to talk about the allegations. They left in Montez’s car and Montez drove them to his house, police said.
The affidavit states that on the way there, Montez texted a relative and told him to meet him outside with a gun.
The victim told police that when they arrived, the relative came out of a bush, approached him, and pointed a gun at him.
He said that once he got out of the car, Montez approached him from the back and cut him in the stomach, the affidavit states. He said they fought over the knife, which cut his hand, and Montez’s relative hit him on the head with the gun.
The victim was able to break free and started to crawl down the road. He said he saw one of the men following him and then said, “Ok bro, I’m dying already,” the affidavit states.
He was able to call 911 before one of the men grabbed it from him and threw it, police said.
A neighbor who heard the commotion went outside to check on the victim, and the men ran away, the affidavit states.
Montez, however, said the altercation started when the victim tried to rob him, according to investigators.
Montez said the victim made him drive to his home and threatened him with a knife. He also said the victim accidentally stabbed himself with the knife during the tussle, the affidavit states.
Montez told police that he tried to wipe blood off his car when he returned home. Police noted that dried blood was seen in various spots on the exterior of the car, and it “appeared that someone tried to wipe it as it appeared to be smeared.”
The car also had scratch marks on the hood, the affidavit states.
A search warrant was completed at Montez’s home, and officers found bloody clothes, a knife, a handgun, and two towels with DNA evidence, police said.
At this time it is unknown if Montez’s relative will face charges in the incident.
Montez was booked on Thursday and his bond is set at $85,000, records show.