Burglar attacks homeowner with mallet full of nails

This week in Texas, a 59-year-old man was arrested after a violent incident. Reports suggest that Mark Sanchez forcefully entered another man’s home and declared himself the owner. Following this, he dragged the victim outside where he viciously beat him with a mallet that had nails hammered into its head. After being taken into custody Wednesday, Sanchez was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.

The arrest affidavit obtained by a local news station revealed that Sanchez and a few others arrived at the victim’s home in Bexar County on Monday night. Here, Sanchez demanded that the man residing there leave immediately and then started assaulting him. The victim reported that Sanchez was holding a mallet with nails driven into its head and hit him several times.

The attack continued outside the home where Sanchez and his associates dragged the victim. Fortunately, the man was able to escape and call the police. Officers at the scene recovered the head of the mallet, which had blood on the nails. Additionally, they found a trail of what appeared to be blood leading out of the victim’s door.

Sanchez admitted to the police that he had attacked the victim, saying he was trying to make him understand that he was not wanted there. It’s unclear whether the suspect and victim knew each other before the attack. On Tuesday, Sanchez had returned to the man’s home with a gun and threatened to kill him. At the time, Sanchez had recently been arrested and charged with assault and unauthorized use of a vehicle, but had been released on bond.

Sanchez is currently in Bexar County Jail with a $100,000 bond. No information has been revealed about the arrest of Sanchez’s alleged accomplices.