Domestic Disturbance Leads UIW to Issue Campus-wide Alert


SAN ANTONIO -- University of the Incarnate Word has cut ties with a part-time employee and issued a campus-wide alert after officials said he threatened his wife, a fellow UIW staff member.

Robert Dimas, 54, is the subject of a RAVE Alert sent to approximately 12,500 UIW students and staff members late Tuesday afternoon.

A UIW spokeswoman confirmed Dimas was removed from his part-time position with the university's vehicle services department Tuesday, after making a threat against his wife, a fellow staff member.

The KENS 5 I-Team has opted not to name the woman.

Records obtained by the I-Team indicate Dimas and his wife filed for divorce late last month.

Police in Live Oak, where the couple lives, provided the I-Team multiple domestic-related incident reports involving the couple since February 2015.

Within the last month alone, Dimas and his wife have been the subject of at least three domestic-related police reports.

July 2, Dimas' wife filed an assault report at Live Oak Police Headquarters. The report does not indicate who the woman accused of hitting her.

Two weeks later, Robert Dimas called officers to the couple's home in the 6500 block of Woodbell to report his wife had taken items from the residence that did not belong to her.

Officers told Dimas to reach out to an attorney for further guidance.

Last week, a family member requested Live Oak Police conduct a welfare check at the home.

A subsequent report released by police indicates an officer forced entry into the home. A person inside the residence, who was not named in the report, was later taken to a hospital on an emergency detention.

No one responded to a request for comment left at the home Wednesday afternoon.

 According to UIW's alert, anyone who sees Robert Dimas on campus is asked to not approach him and instead call UIW Police immediately at 210-829-6030.

Dimas is described as a Hispanic male. He is 54 years old and was last seen driving a red 2003 Ford F-150 truck, with the license plate GYH-9187.


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