A man wanted in connection to a stabbing in Mission is now in jail. Police said he was convinced to turn himself in after hiding out in Corpus Christi. Mission police say it was actually the suspect's mother who convinced Ventura Villarreal Jr. to turn himself in following a stabbing that sent a man and his grandmother to the hospital. Mission investigators said 20-year-old Ventura Villarreal has been charged for his involvement in the stabbing that occurred on March 8th. Police believe Villarreal and 20-year-old Ernesto Garcia went into a home on the 200 block of Salinas drive to pick a fight with one of the residents.
They say when their targeted victim opened the door, both Villarreal and Garcia pushed their way inside, and soon after James Montantes was stabbed in the stomach.
"But before they took off grandma tried to stop the scuffle. And she got pushed and her shoulder broken. I believe it was her left shoulder she was immediately taken to Mission hospital, Sgt. Manuel Casas with the Mission Police Department said.
Montantes was rushed to McAllen medical's trauma center where he underwent surgery.
Both Montantes and his grandmother are still recovering.
Mission police said the motive is still unclear as the suspects and victim are not speaking to investigators.
Garcia was arrested back in March, but both he and Villarreal have been charged with two counts burglary of habitation with intent to commit felonies. Right now, both are jailed on a one million dollars bonds. Mission police say Villarreal was also wanted in Nueces and Hidalgo counties for DWIs.