Due to the hard work of both the La Vernia Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety, defendant Joe-Ricky DeLeon pled guilty to twenty years in prison for two counts of aggravated assault on a public servant and ten years in prison for evading with a vehicle in Wilson County today. DeLeon had stolen a Dodge 3500 pickup truck and fled from law enforcement, including ramming the stolen vehicle into four separate police vehicles. While two officers sustained injuries, they were still able to get him off the road and apprehended while protecting the public from harm.
Our streets and communities are safer due to their skill, training, and dedication. Special thanks to Assistant District Attorneys Lorena Whitney and Marc Ledet for their role in representing our office in bringing Deleon to justice.