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May 14, 2013

Silva found not guilty in 2010 assault


PALO PINTO – A Mineral Wells man is free after a Palo Pinto County jury found him not guilty of crimes stemming from an incident on Thanksgiving Day in 2010.

The jury made its decision last week after hearing testimony in the case, according to a source in the 29th Judicial District Clerk’s office.

Silva was originally arrested following a reported domestic disturbance at a residence in The Cottages, off State Highway 16.

At the time, authorities believed Silva began choking a 37-year-old female at the location early Thanksgiving Day morning and stabbed another man who stepped in to assist the female.

Palo Pinto County Sheriff Ira Mercer said, at the time, a 27-year-old Mineral Wells resident was stabbed twice – once in the shoulder and once in the stomach – explaining the wounds were not life threatening. The female was not seriously injured in the incident, he added.

Mercer also said the suspect discharged a firearm while leaving the location.

Silva was arrested the following Monday after initial road blocks between Possum Kingdom Lake and Mineral Wells did not yield any results.

As of the Index’s deadline Monday, attempts to reach District Attorney Mike Burns and Silva’s family for comment were not successful.

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