Construction worker appears in court


— A construction worker who was arrested in June on suspicion of assault after allegedly slashing the arm of another man appeared in court on Monday for a preliminary hearing in his felony assault case.

The case was bound over to District Court after Judge James Garrecht found that there was probable cause to believe that Sergio Urias Chavez committed second-degree assault. A District Court date was set for 1:15 p.m. on Sept. 1.

Rene Pompa, the man that Chavez allegedly cut in the ribs with a hatchet and slashed on the right forearm with a dry-wall knife, testified. Pompa underwent surgery for the cut on his arm.

Chavez and Pompa allegedly got into a fight at Quail Run, a condominium complex under construction on Whistler Road, on June 15.


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