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Cab Driver Stabbed in Dallas

Early Saturday morning (Feb. 27), a cab driver picked up a man outside of a nightclub in the 4100 block of East R. L. Thornton Freeway, but not long afterward, the passenger ended up stabbing the cab driver and driving off with his cab.

It all began around 5 a.m. on Saturday after the cab driver picked up the passenger at the club. According to the cab driver, the two of them were discussing which way to turn when the passenger stabbed the driver several times in his torso.

The cab driver managed to escape out of the cab, which is when the passenger slid behind the wheel and drove off.

According to Dallas police, about 30 minutes later they spotted the cab and tried to pull the driver over, but instead of stopping he fled the police. Eventually, the man stopped the cab and the police were able to take him into custody.

The man who attacked the cab driver was identified as D. Martinez, 25. He is being held at Lew Sterret Jail on charges of evading arrest and aggravated robbery, NBC 5 reports.

Aggravated Robbery Charges in Texas

Since Martinez is being charged with aggravated robbery, we are going to examine the penalties for this offense. Under Sec. 29.03 of the Texas Penal Code, a defendant commits aggravated robbery when during the robbery, he or she:

  1. Seriously injures another person,
  2. Uses or shows a deadly weapon, such as a knife or handgun etc., or
  3. Injures another person, or threatens to injure another person.

In Texas, aggravated robbery is a first degree felony offense, punishable by life imprisonment or 5 to 99 years in prison, and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

Evading arrest is covered under Sec. 38.04 of the Texas Penal Code. Under this section, evading arrest can be prosecuted as a Class A misdemeanor or as a state jail felony depending on the facts of the case.

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