Mission man accused of assaulting 3 women during break-in

Ramon Cardenas

A 54-year-old Mission man was arrested by Edinburg police for allegedly assaulting three women after forcing his way into their house, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Edinburg police responded to an assault in progress at a residence located in the 2500 block of North Sugar Road on Sunday, July 14, at approximately 2:49 p.m., the affidavit read.

The responding officer made contact with the homeowner, who accused Mission resident Ramon Cardenas of assaulting her girlfriend and girlfriend’s mother.

The homeowner claims that Cardenas arrived looking for her girlfriend’s mother. Cardenas is accused of forcing his way into the residence and slapping the homeowner’s girlfriend “like if she was a ragdoll,” as well as her mother, which caused her to fall to the ground.

The affidavit further states that the homeowner and her girlfriend were able to force Cardenas out of the house. However, he managed to get hold of the mother’s cane and began hitting the homeowner in the head, back, arms and ribcage, causing her to feel “throbbing” pain throughout her body, the affidavit read.

The responding officer was able to observe bumps and bruising on the victim’s wrist area and the left side of her head.

Cardenas was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony, and if convicted could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

He is also being charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault, a second degree felony, which carries a fine of up to $10,000 and as well as two to 20 years in a state prison.