The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 26-year-old man they accuse of stabbing a man in the stomach and shooting him in the torso.
In a news release, the sheriff’s office says Ricardo Tiscareno Hernandez is wanted on a charge of first-degree murder for the Wednesday afternoon death of 27-year-old Alfredo Sandoval.
The sheriff’s office was called to the 100 block of West Huisache Street in rural Sullivan City at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a disturbance.
“Upon arrival, deputies met with Sullivan City Police Officers who had located a truck with traces of dry blood on the interior of the vehicle and confirmed the victim, Alfredo Sandoval, had been transported to the hospital,” authorities said in the release.
Sheriff’s investigators identified Hernandez as the suspect and believe he has fled to Mexico.
Court records indicate that Hernandez is a Mexican citizen and had crossed into the United States illegally on June 4.
According to a misdemeanor complaint, he was arrested on July 15 for driving recklessly on June 4 at a high rate of speed while there was heavy traffic of pedestrians in the roadway.
A motion to revoke filed by the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office on June 24 for a 2013 marijuana possession conviction states he violated his 10-year deferred adjudication in that case by entering the United States illegally on June 4.
Sullivan City police arrested him on Nov. 12, 2012, for possession of marijuana, more than 50 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds.
After that arrest, Hernandez told an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who interviewed him at the Hidalgo County jail that he had entered the country illegally on Sept. 18, 2012, by wading across the Rio Grande near Los Ebanos, federal court records say.
Sandoval, the alleged victim in the case, also has a drug-related criminal history.
The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office arrested him on Oct. 26, 2010, and charged him with possession of marijuana, more than 50 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds, assault on a peace officer and two counts of evading arrest with a vehicle.
The indictment in that case alleges that he ran from deputies and threw homemade spikes or caltrops out during the pursuit.
He also received a 10-year probated sentence.
The Hidalgo County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to revoke his probation in that case on Aug. 25 due to an Aug. 14 arrest for possession of a controlled substance.
The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information to contact them at (956) 383-8114. Anonymous tipsters can call Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers at (956) 668-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can also submit anonymously through the smartphone application P3 TIPS.