Seguin police Detective Sgt. Aaron Seidenberger said Destini Wooster, 27, and Aurora Herrera, 23, were booked into Guadalupe County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. If proved at trial, the offense is a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Both remained in jail Saturday.
Bail was set at $80,000 each.
Officers were called to the Early Bird apartment complex after a reported assault, and arrived to find a 34-year-old resident of the complex with major injuries to her head and face.
Seidenberger said one of the women believed responsible for the assault used a brass-knuckles or similar device, and the other brandished an automatic pistol in the assault, which occurred at about 5:45 a.m.
Early Bird Apartments is located in the 1300 block of CH Matthies Drive.
“It was determined that the female victim had been assaulted by a female holding some type of metal object in her hand,” Seidenberger reported in a news release. “The second female suspect displayed a semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at the victim.”
Witnesses reported the one with the weapon fired it into the air as the pair fled in a black Cadillac.
Seidenberger reported the victim in critical condition at University Hospital as of 2 p.m. Friday.
Saturday, University Hospital officials said the victim was not listed as a patient and no other information was available.
The suspects were identified during the course of the investigation, Seidenberger said, and were arrested without incident.
The case remained under investigation Saturday.