Texas incident leads to assault with deadly weapon charge

For many people in Texas and across the United States, Halloween is a holiday of fun and frivolity anticipated for months. People spend their time and money planning costumes, decorations and activities, and, as a result, businesses work hard to support holiday activities. Unfortunately, police say that events at such a store have recently resulted in the arrests of two people.

The incident that led to the arrests allegedly happened during the afternoon hours of a day in early November. According to reports, a 31-year-old woman attempted to steal something from the store, though it is unclear what she was trying to steal. Reports claim that the woman attempted to run over employees of the store, who were allegedly trying to stop the robbery as she left.

Reports further claim that employees attempted to detain a 40-year-old man in the parking lot. The man had allegedly been with the woman in the store. The employees say that the man pulled out a knife before lunging at them.

Police took both the Texas man and woman into custody soon afterward. The former faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon while the latter faces charges of aggravated robbery. Though people may often assume that reports about an incident are true and complete, the facts are that reports only have part of a story, and many details that could provide further context about an alleged event are unavailable to reporters. In fact, anyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent unless sufficient evidence is provided to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, a standard that is often difficult to meet.