A habitual offender who beat up a man driving a moped, chased another man, then robbed a woman at Pacific Islands Club in San Antonio pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years and six months in prison with no parole.
Nicolas Villanueva Cabrera, 20, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and battery and one count of assault as part of a plea deal.
Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman imposed on Cabrera the maximum sentences for each crime totaling two years and six months, with credit for time served. He will be released on July 19, 2014.
“The court believes that defendant is one of those violent and serious criminal offenders who does pose a dangerous threat to society,” said Wiseman in a written order issued yesterday.
In this case, Wiseman said, Cabrera attacked a man on a motor scooter, chased another man, and then pursued a female victim who was also leaving work late at night. The female victim was hurt, robbed, and that Cabrera was possibly attempting to rape her, Wiseman said.
“This victim's whole life has changed as a result of defendant's attack,” Wiseman said.
The victim had to undergo psychological counseling for trauma caused by the attack. “She stayed out of work for three weeks and does not socially and attentively contribute to her family as she used to, as a result of this traumatic event caused by defendant's attack on her. Her nightmares of this event continue,” Wiseman said.
Cabrera was tried as a delinquent in 2005 for burglary and theft, and in 2006 again for burglary, and had one or more cases in 2009 for assault and battery and other offenses.
“For these crimes he only spent a few days in jail along with probations, not enough to deter him for committing future crimes,” Wiseman said.
Detective Simon Manacop stated in his report that police received a report on Jan. 7, 2012, at 1:18am, of a disturbance along Beach Road by PIC.
Police learned that Cabrera had accosted a male PIC staff who was driving a scooter and repeatedly punched him. Cabrera then chased another male PIC employee and followed a female PIC staff, grabbed her left buttock, pulled her shirt, then grabbed the strap of her bag.
Fearing that Cabrera would rape her, the woman shouted for help as she struggled. Both fell on the pavement just behind the woman's car. Cabrera grabbed her bag and ran across the street.
The bag contained a wallet, $106 cash, credit and debit cards, an ATM card, identification cards, assorted keys, and driver's license.
The woman sustained injuries to the right knee and left elbow.