Felony charges filed in unrelated cases
By MIKE CORN
Unrelated felony charges of electronic solicitation of a child, attempted rape and aggravated assault were filed against three Hays men Tuesday in Ellis County District Court.
The most serious charge is the one involving Donald J. Littlefoot, a 37-year-old man who is charged with attempting to use Facebook "to entice or solicit" a 12-year-old girl for an unlawful sexual act, according to the complaint
The girl was identified only by her initials.
Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees wouldn't comment specifically on the allegations behind the complaint, other than to say Littlefoot remains in the Ellis County jail in lieu of $150,000 bond.
In an unrelated case, Alejandro Vallejo-Ramirez, 36, was charged with a single count of felony attempted rape.
He is charged with the attempted rape of a 33-year-old woman, whose clothes were torn off. With the help of her sister, she was able to fight off the attacker, according to the complaint.
Vallejo-Ramirez also is being held in the Ellis County jail in lieu of $150,000 bond.
In a third case filed Tuesday, 34-year-old Joel Gonzalez was charged with two counts of aggravated assault after he allegedly pulled a knife on security personnel at the Wild Rose after he was denied entry for failing to have the proper identification to enter.
The knife was described as a 6-inch, double-edge blade.
Gonzalez also was charged with a single felony count of criminal threat, for allegedly making a threatening statement to the Wild Rose manager. A fourth charge of felony interference with law enforcement was added because he reportedly gave a responding Hays Police officer two false names.
He remains in jail in lieu of $75,000 bond.
Drees said he expects initial appearances for the three to be made soon, although hearings have not been scheduled.
In addition to a new round of charges being filed, Drees said two men recently were sentenced to prison in unrelated cases involving stabbings.
Eric Hernandez, 31, was sentenced July 16 to three years in prison in connection with two counts of aggravated battery.
Because of the severity of the injuries suffered by the victim, a plea agreement stipulated prison time for Hernandez. He was charged with two counts of stabbing Efren Lloyd Mascarenas four times with a 5-inch steak knife, requiring emergency surgery.
Because Hernandez is going to prison, however, District Judge Ed Bouker was unable to require restitution for the medical costs incurred by Mascarenas. The total cost of the hospitalization was nearly $360,000.
Instead, the cost of surgery and 20 days in intensive care was billed to Medicaid.
Drees said the Prison Review Board, when Hernandez is released from prison, will have to determine how much restitution he will have to repay during his 12 months of post-release supervision.
Also sentenced to prison was Michael Eugene Wilson, 53, on a single count aggravated battery. He was charged in connection with a March 19 incident in which he inflicted a 6-inch-long knife wound to another Hays man.
Wilson was sentenced to 32 months in prison, a sentence that was enhanced because he was on post-release supervision from a previous offense out of Decatur County at the time.