Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres

A Taylor man is behind bars after a confrontation left him and another person bloody last week.

On Wednesday, March 31, Taylor police arrested Fernando Torres, 27, after he stabbed another man multiple times.

According to police reports, on March 31, at 2:17 a.m. officers responded to a report of a man with a large knife attempting to force his way into a house in the 500 block of Sturgis Street. Officers viewed surveillance footage from the home that showed Torres attempting to break into a door of the house with a large knife in his hand.

About five minutes later, officers responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 200 block of E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, in which Torres has a criminal trespass warning against him.

When officers arrived, they found a man with multiple stab wounds and bleeding heavily from his chest area. The victim had been cut and stabbed in his chest, left calf, left buttocks and right arm. The victim told police the cause of the altercation was over a cell phone, which the suspect left with.

An investigation revealed Torres assaulted the victim with a knife by stabbing and cutting the victim multiple times causing injury.  The victim was taken to an area hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

At 5:40 a.m., police received a call for a man in the 500 block of W. Oak Street with blood stains on his clothes. When officers arrived, they found Torres at the location.

Torres had blood stains on his clothes and was in possession of the disputed cell phone and an empty knife sheath.

He was taken to a local hospital and observed. No significant injuries were found.

Torres had two outstanding warrants for two counts of criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor. Torres was arrested for the warrants.

Detectives obtained a probable cause warrant and arrested Torres and charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. The warrant was served to Torres in the Williamson County Jail.

Torres is still in custody at the Williamson County Jail on bonds that total $88,000.

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