Kyle man charged in aggravated assault case

A Kyle man was arrested Monday after authorities suspect he struck a person with his vehicle, threatened them with a firearm and then evaded authorities the night before.

Daniel Zachary Gutierrez, 28, of Kyle, was booked into the Hays County Jail Monday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which is a second-degree felony.

According to a press release, Kyle Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Thicket Lane late Sunday for a man who was holding a gun in the street.

Witnesses told authorities the man, later identified as Gutierrez, was pacing around his own vehicle and was screaming. The man allegedly took a handgun from his trunk and put it in his waistband.

According to the release, a second witness approached Gutierrez and asked if he was okay. Police said Gutierrez began yelling at the witness, who then attempted to leave the area.

However, Gutierrez blocked the cul-de-sac with his vehicle; he then later struck the witness with his vehicle and then exited the car and pointed the firearm at the victim.

Gutierrez eventually drove away from the area, with the victim following him in a separate vehicle.

“The victim reported seeing the subject’s vehicle drive recklessly through the neighborhood,” a Kyle Police official said in a statement. 

Kyle Police officers located Gutierrez who then pulled over and fled on foot in area of Bunny Trail and Llama Loop, according to the release.

At some point, officers lost visual of the suspect, according to the release. After an extensive check of the area, Gutierrez could not be located.

However, Kyle Police’s investigation into the case led them to Gutierrez, who was arrested at his home without incident.

“I’m proud of the work conducted by KPD officers in this case,” Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett said. “We are also appreciative of the assistance from Hays County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas DPS aircraft operations division.”

Gutierrez was also booked on charges of obstructing a highway and reckless driving, both Class-B misdemeanors. Bond has not been set for Gutierrez at this time.

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