A Canyon Lake man faces felony indictments for kidnapping and assault for crimes authorities said he committed earlier this year, according to court documents filed April 10.
Also, a mother and son are accused of teaming to steal thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from an elderly woman, the documents show.
Indictments for the three were unavailable earlier in the week after Comal County Criminal District Attorney Jennifer Tharp released a list of those grand jurors indicted April 10.
On that day, the panel handed up indictments accusing Zachary Alexander Woods, 18, of Canyon Lake, of assaulting one man with a knife, another man with a “tire checker” and a third man with a metal pipe. The court documents show that the grand jury found enough evidence existed to charge Alexander with kidnapping a woman and the man he assaulted with the metal pipe.
On Jan. 26, Woods is accused of using a knife “that in a manner of its use or intended use was capable of causing death or serious bodily injury,” one indictment said.
Another indictment said Woods on the same day used a knife to restrict a different man’s movements “by moving him from one place to another or by confining him, with the intent to prevent his liberation by using or threatening to use deadly force or by secreting or holding him in a place where he was not likely to be found.” The third indictment connected to Jan. 26 said Woods did the same thing to a woman.
On Feb. 3, two indictments said, Woods used a black tire checker — a baseball bat-like object — to assault a man and a metal pipe to assault the man he is accused of kidnapping on Jan. 26.
A spokeswoman at the Comal County Jail said Wednesday afternoon that Woods remained there under a total bond amount of $80,000.
In an unrelated case, mother Frances Marie Post, 46, of New Braunfels, was indicted on one count of theft between $1,500 and $20,000 from an elderly individual for allegedly stealing jewelry from a woman on Sept. 6, 2012.
Post’s son, Kenneth Dale Yost, 18, also of New Braunfels, faces a one-count indictment for the same crime as his mother, as well as one count of theft between $1,500 and $20,000 for an unrelated case, court documents show.
The indictments state that Post and Yost stole “a gold and silver ring, a gold ring with a red stone, a star earring, a purple stone earring” and several other articles of jewelry from a woman on or about Sept. 6, 2012.
Yost’s other indictment says he stole a Gibson guitar May 9, 2012, from a man. The guitar was valued between $1,500 and $20,000, according to the indictment.
The indictments say that Post’s bond was set at $12,000. Yost’s bond for the jewelry heist indictment was $20,000 and he faced a $6,000 bond for the alleged guitar theft.
The jail spokeswoman said she had no information about Post’s ever being at the facility. She said Yost remained there but she had no information about his being jailed for the indictments.