A Temple man is charged with child endangerment after police say he drove his car into another car that had three children inside.
According to the Temple Police Department, on August 19, an officer on patrol in the 1300 block of Canyon Creek Drive observed a vehicle stopped on the side of the roadway. The officer believed that the vehicle had been involved in a motor vehicle collision, due to skid marks leading to the vehicle and damage to the left side of the car. A male was reported to be standing next to the vehicle and was flagging the officer down.
The male who was by the car reported to the officer that he had been involved in a fight with another man, Ramon Alejandro Juarez, 24, of Temple. The man went on to say that following the fight, he entered the vehicle with a female friend and her three children. Juarez reportedly followed their vehicle, and when he observed Juarez following them, he stopped the vehicle. At this point, he and the female exited the vehicle. Juarez then reportedly drove his vehicle straight at the male and female, but missed. Juarez’s car struck their vehicle, which was still occupied by the female’s three children.
The case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office on September 3, and a complaint was issued by the office, charging Raymond Juarez with endangering a child. A warrant was obtained from Justice of the Peace David Barfield for Juarez’s arrest on this charge. Perez turned himself into the Temple Police Department on September 9 and was taken into custody without incident.