SAN SABA, Texas (FOX 44) – UPDATE: Additional charges have been filed after a San Saba woman was charged with Assault Family Violence. This came after authorities responded to a residence fully engulfed in flames.
The City of San Saba Police Department announced on Thursday afternoon that 38-year-old Lilana Simental-Valenzuela has also been charged with Criminal Mischief $750-$2,000 and Arson of a Habitation, a first-degree felony. Her bond is set at $108,500.
San Saba law enforcement personnel originally responded to an in-progress criminal mischief incident in the 700 block of West Gulf Street at approximately 5 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, a police officer and a Sheriff’s deputy discovered the residence on fire. While waiting for the arrival of the Fire Department, the officers used handheld fire extinguishers to spray down neighboring residences in order to ensure that the fire wouldn’t spread.
A witness said he saw a woman commit an act of criminal mischief and assault a male victim. The woman then fled from the location on foot.
The woman, identified as Simental-Valenzuela, was arrested a short time later in the 700 block of North Cherokee Street in connection with this incident. She is being held at the San Saba County Jail.
San Saba Police Chief John Bauer says that this incident continues to be under investigation by the Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and he State Fire Marshal’s Office.