Man charged in knife, sandwich assault

A report from the Odessa Police Department detailed that a 41-year-old man assaulted his brother with a knife.

Daniel Lee Hernandez was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (family violence), a second-degree felony.

The reported assault happened at 3:04 p.m. May 2 in the 1400 block of E. Fourth Street, the OPD police report detailed. The complainant was identified as Manuel Hernandez Jr.

The Odessa American requested the probable cause affidavit and the police report in the aggravated assault charge against Daniel Hernandez. The City of Odessa redacted the name of the complainant and the location the assault happened in the probable cause affidavit. The complainant’s name and location of the incident was not redacted in the police report.

Manuel Hernandez stated his brother, Daniel Hernandez, threatened him with a knife and struck him in the face with a sandwich, the report detailed. Manuel Hernandez stated he was about 15 feet away from his brother when he was cutting vegetables on the kitchen table.

Manuel Hernandez reportedly told officers that he and his brother were arguing. After Daniel Hernandez continued to argue with Manuel Hernandez, Manuel Hernandez called the cops.

Manuel Hernandez stated he told his brother he called the cops and Daniel Hernandez then became irate, pulled the knife up to his own throat and performed a slicing motion across his neck, the report stated.

While doing this, Daniel Hernandez reportedly told Manuel Hernandez if he goes to jail he is going to cut Manuel Hernandez’s throat, which caused him fear that Daniel Hernandez would cause serious bodily injury to Manuel Hernandez.

Manuel Hernandez said that he believed his brother would cut or stab him with the knife so he backed away from Daniel Hernandez until he exited the front door. Manuel Hernandez stated once he was outside, Daniel Hernandez followed him and then threw the sandwich at him and it struck the right side of his face.

While officers were speaking with Manuel Hernandez, they saw what looked like sandwich condiments all over his face and shirt. Manuel Hernandez also stated that Daniel Hernandez then threatened to slash his tires of his vehicle with the knife.

Daniel Hernandez was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. He has one bond totaling $40,000 and was still in custody as of Tuesday afternoon, jail records show.