A Buda teen faces an aggravated assault charge after authorities suspect he attacked another person while at a party in late January.
Luke Wilder, 17, of Buda, was booked into the Hays County Jail Feb. 24 on a charge of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony.
According to an arrest affidavit magistrated by Hays County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith, Hays County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched Jan. 23 to Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle for a delayed assault call.
When authorities arrived, the reporting party said their son was assaulted while a houseguest at a Jan. 20 party in the 12000 block of Eagle’s Nest in the Buda area. According to the affidavit, Wilder allegedly assaulted her son, who sustained a broken jaw and had undergone reconstructive surgery.
It wasn’t until Jan. 25 when authorities interviewed the victim, who had “extreme swelling” on the left side of his face and jaw line.
The victim said during the party, he noticed Wilder was behind him while he sat at a table next to a sliding glass door.
When the victim looked back down, he was hit on the left side of his face near the temple.
The victim said he was later “flung” onto a chair and that Wilder was “just unloading on my jaw.” The victim said he “lost count” how many times he was struck by Wilder after he was hit the fourth time. A motive for the alleged assault is unknown at the time.
According to jail records, Wilder was released the same day on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond.