SAN ANGELO, TX – A San Angelo habitual criminal took a plea deal on Monday that will send him to prison until he nearly 60 years old.
According to court documents, on Apr. 12, Manuel Penner, 32, was took a plea deal that sentenced him to 25 years in prison for stabbing a man at the Stripes on 19th and Armstrong st. in Oct. 2019.
San Angelo LIVE! reporters were on scene at the original incident. Here is a video from the scene.
On Oct. 3, 2019 officers with the San Angelo Police Department located a Hispanic male suffering from an apparent stab wound at the Stripes on 19th and Armstrong. Officers deployed a Department issued C-A-T Tourniquet to control the victim’s bleeding until San Angelo Fire Department Medics arrived.
The victim, a 33–year-old San Angelo resident, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The assault, which took place just outside the store’s front doors, was captured on surveillance video. The suspect, identified as Manuel Penner, fled the store’s parking lot prior to police arrival.
Penner was later located at a residence in the 4400 block of Travis Street and taken into custody without incident. The investigation revealed Penner and the victim are acquaintances with longstanding unresolved issues regarding an ex-girlfriend.
Penner's charges were increased due to him being a habitual criminal.