On April 30, 2016 at approximately 1015 hours, a female entered into the Historic Rocksprings Hotel and decided she needed to utilize the facility without payment or permission. The female was later identified as Arian Sorola (28 years old) San Angelo resident. Sorola entered into a room that was rented at the time and began helping herself to the victim’s property, cash as well as to help herself to the hotel’s amenities by taking a shower while the victim was visiting local attractions in Rocksprings. When the victim returns to his room he discovers Sorola inside his room and notifies the hotel owners, Mr. & Mrs. Craig Wolcott who immediately notified the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office while Sorola fled the scene on foot. The male victim pursued her but Sorola quickly turned on him and tried to stab him with a pencil she had stolen from him which caused him to fall to the ground. Sorola was later discovered by a witness hiding in a vehicle after she had burglarized a building in the area of Kimble and College Street, Rocksprings, TX.
Due to Sorola’s criminal episode at the time, she is charged with the following violations of the State of Texas Penal Code:
Sec. 22.04. INJURY TO A CHILD, ELDERLY INDIVIDUAL, OR DISABLED INDIVIDUAL. (a) A person commits an offense if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, by act or intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly by omission, causes to a child, elderly individual, or disabled individual:
(1) serious bodily injury;
(2) serious mental deficiency, impairment, or injury; or
(3) bodily injury.
(c) In this section:
(2) "Elderly individual" means a person 65 years of age or older.
(e) An offense under Subsection (a)(1) or (2) or (a-1)(1) or (2) is a felony of the first degree when the conduct is committed intentionally or knowingly. When the conduct is engaged in recklessly, the offense is a felony of the second degree. (f) An offense under Subsection (a)(3) or (a-1)(3) is a felony of the third degree when the conduct is committed intentionally or knowingly, except that an offense under Subsection. (g) An offense under Subsection (a) is a state jail felony when the person acts with criminal negligence. An offense under Subsection (a-1) is a state jail felony when the person, with criminal negligence and by omission, causes a condition described by Subsection (a-1)(1), (2), or (3).
(h) A person who is subject to prosecution under both this section and another section of this code may be prosecuted under either or both sections. Section 3.04 does not apply to criminal episodes prosecuted under both this section and another section of this code