A 26-year-old Rosenberg man on probation after he injured a family member has been sentenced to jail after injuring the same family member a second time.
County Court at Law No. 6 Presiding Judge Sherman Hatton sentenced Rodolfo Rico to 270 days in the Fort Bend County jail after finding that the defendant had violated his probation for assault-family violence.
According to Assistant District Attorney Alvaro Escorcia, Rico was placed on deferred adjudication probation in 2018 after pleading no contest to the assault.
The 26-year old Rosenberg man was charged with the crime for slapping and striking his victim in 2016.
The defendant was required to follow certain conditions of probation, and when he failed to do so, the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office filed legal documents alleging he violated those terms.
Among the allegations charged by the District Attorney’s Office was that Rico once again injured the same victim.
“Mr. Rico’s sentence should be perceived as a warning that domestic violence abusers will be held accountable in Fort Bend County,” District Attorney Brian Middleton said. “Victims of domestic violence should know that they are not alone and (my office) and other law enforcement agencies will protect them from their abusers.”
Assault Family Violence in this case is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by up to 365 days in the county jail and/or a fine up to $4,000.
Assistant District Attorneys Alvaro Escorcia and Veronica Jones prosecuted the case.