Monday, August 6, 2018 at 3:26 AM, officers responded to 220 IH-10 N #246 (Motel 6) in reference to a victim of a stabbing. Officers located the victim, a 38 year old Beaumont man, on the north side of the Motel 6 parking lot. Officers located the suspect, Robert Rodriguez, in the McDonald’s parking lot. The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital with multiple stab wounds and a fractured skull.
Investigators learned the two men were in a motel room with other witnesses. Rodriguez and the victim got into a verbal argument that turned violent. Rodriquez stabbed and assaulted the victim. Officers located Rodriquez’s pregnant wife at the motel and discovered he had assaulted and choked her.
Robert James Rodriguez, a 38 year old transient male, was transported to Jefferson County Jail and booked in for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Assault Family Violence.