AUSTIN EDITION - Man charged for alleged terroristic threats

From staff reports

A Brownsdale man faces three felony charges for allegedly threatening to kill a woman and one of her children.

Sergio Montalvo, 21, is charged with felony first-degree aggravated tampering with a witness, first-degree tampering with a witness and terroristic threats for alleged incidents with a woman whom he knew, according to the criminal complaint.

He also is charged with gross misdemeanor giving a peace officer a false name, giving false information to an officer and misdemeanor domestic assault, the complaint stated.

Montalvo appeared Wednesday in Mower District Court. Judge Donald E. Rysavy set bail at $50,000 or $25,000 with conditions, which included no contact with the alleged victim.


According to the complaint, Montalvo assaulted the woman Oct. 21. Two days later, he allegedly told the woman he would kill her and one of her children, the complaint stated.

The woman told police Montalvo said he'd make her other children watch him kill her so they'd know who killed their mother, the complaint stated. Montalvo also allegedly told the woman that if she told police, he'd come back and get her once he was out of jail, according to the complaint.

Montalvo, who also is known as Richard Lee Zamora, has an arrest warrant out of Texas for a probation violation, the complaint says. Texas officials have indicated they'd like to extradite him.

Montalvo is to appear in court Nov. 8.

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