The Waxahachie Police Department has arrested a 32-year-old man on an attempted murder charge.

Roberto Gonzalez remains in custody at Wayne McCollum Detention Center on a $100,000 bond set on the second-degree felony charge. He has no bond set on an ICE detainer.

The case stems back to Nov. 8, 2009, when the victim in the case was struck in the head with a machete in the 200 block of Joseph St. in Waxahachie, detective Lt. Todd Woodruff said.

“The adult male victim reported he was standing there in a yard with relatives when a man arrived in a truck, proceeded into the yard and struck the victim in the head with a machete before fleeing the scene,” Woodruff said. “The victim suffered a serious head injury but has since recovered.”

At the time, the victim’s relatives told police they intervened and helped fend off the suspect; however, they could only provide a limited identification, with one telling police he had gone to school with the suspect in Mexico.

Woodruff said detective Ron Clayton recently reopened the case and made a renewed effort to identify the suspect.

Officers Richard Powell and Robert Daniel located Gonzalez at a residence in the 500 block of W. 2nd St. and made an arrest at about 9 a.m. Saturday.

Contact JoAnn at or 469-517-1452.