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Warrants Issued in Goliad Bar Fight that Hospitalized Three

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Warrants have been issued for two Goliad residents in connection with a New Year’s Eve bar fight that sent three people to an area hospital.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Judge Susan Moore issued warrants for Benjamin Angel Martinez, 41, and Melissa Diana Ybarbo, 29. Ybarbo also goes by the last name of Arriazola. Both have Goliad addresses.

Neither had been taken into custody as of late Tuesday afternoon.

Both were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Martinez was charged with two counts with a total recommended bond of $100,000, while Ybarbo was charged with one count with a recommended bond of $50,000.

Martinez is alleged to have stabbed Christopher Garcia, 44 of Saginaw, TX, in the torso, as well as having struck Anthony Segura, 43 of Goliad, over the head with a pool stick. Ybarbo is alleged to have struck Jaclyn Ortiz, 38 of Port Lavaca, in the head with a beer bottle, rendering Ortiz temporarily unconscious.

All three victims were taken to DeTar Hospital in Victoria by a private vehicle for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The altercation between the two parties occurred moments after the start of the new year when a fight broke out around a pool table in the Dawg House bar on Courthouse Square in downtown Goliad. It is unknown what triggered the dispute.

Martinez and Ybarbo fled the scene following the altercation.

Aggravated assault is a felony of the second degree and punishable by 2 – 20 years in prison and a fine not to exceed $10,000

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