Rival gangs fighting for power in Webb County Jail
A stabbing in the Webb County Jail over the weekend may have been part of a power struggle in the jail between rival gangs, and the men allegedly involved are now facing more charges.
Jaime James Moreno, originally arrested for burglary and theft, now has aggravated assault with a deadly weapon added to his list of charges.
Bernardo Rodriguez III, originally in for a parole violation, is also charged with aggravated assault, as well as interfering with public duties.
Juan Ramiro Alvarez, originally serving two years for robbery, has been charged with aggravated assault and engaging in organized criminal activity.
Rodolfo Flores, originally in for a parole violation, is now charged with aggravated assault and engaging in criminal activity.
According to Sheriff Cuellar, tensions have risen in the jail as rival gangs are fighting for power, escalating to violence.
Investigators say they were able to recover the weapon, a makeshift knife, commonly called a “shank.”
The victim was stabbed several times in the upper body.
He has since been released from the hospital, but is recovering from his wounds under guards' supervision.