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Post Man in Serious, but Stable Condition

Suspect in custody

Published Sept. 29, 2011 @ 7:39 p.m.
Updated Sept. 30, 2011 @ 4:09 p.m.

UPDATE:  Joshua Paul Collazo went before magistrate judge Gordon Terry, Garza County Justice of the Peace today.  Bond was set at $75,000.

Seraphin Lopez, Jr., the victim, is listed as "serious, but stable" by a UMC representative this afternoon.


Officials reported this morning (Sept. 30) that the suspect in this case, Joshua Paul Collazo of Post, turned himself in to law enforcement officers at the Garza County Sheriff's Department late yesterday.  (Thursday, Sept. 29). 

The victim's condition is described as "fair" today, according to a UMC representative.

We reported yesterday that according to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Seraphin Lopez, Jr. of Post remained in serious condition at that time.

Lopez suffered injuries during an altercation in Post Monday, Sept. 26.  Reports originally listed him in critical condition with "life threatening" injuries.  He was hit in the head with a hammer by another Post man.  According to reports Lopez had been in a separate fight with a member of the suspect’s family earlier.

A representative of the Garza County Sheriff's Department told The Garza Post late Thursday that the suspect in the assault, Joshua Paul Collazo, was still at large; however, a warrant for his arrest has been issued.  Collazo is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 



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