Three brothers accused of attacking a man in Palmview turned themselves in Tuesday to face assault charges.
Adolfo Angel De Leon, 21, of Palmview; Christopher Emmanuel De Leon, 24, of Palmview; and Juan Ramon De Leon Jr., 26, of Palmview surrendered to police on Tuesday.
“We’ve had several calls with them discharging firearms and whatnot,” said police Chief Gilberto Zamora, who added the De Leon brothers have a history of fighting and causing problems in the neighborhood. “It’s not the first time we’ve dealt with them.”
The De Leon brothers are charged with assaulting a man on Sept. 10, when the Palmview Police Department responded to a disturbance on the 600 block of Greenland Circle North.
Witnesses said the “De Leon boys” had attacked a man who stopped in the neighborhood to pick up a friend, according to the criminal complaints against them.
Adolfo De Leon approached the man and said “that his brother was passing by Adolfo’s house driving at a high rate of speed,” according to the criminal complaints. When the man said he wasn’t responsible for his brother’s actions, Adolfo De Leon “displayed a silver and black handgun that was tucked into his jeans.”
The De Leon brothers pulled the man out of his car, tossed him on the ground and started kicking him in the head.
“A neighbor tried to stop the assault by yelling at the suspects to stop,” according to the criminal complaints.
After the neighbor intervened, Christopher De Leon pulled out a gun and fired into the ground, according to the criminal complaints, before the brothers ran away.
Palmview Municipal Judge Rogelio Ramon signed arrest warrants for the De Leon brothers on Sept. 17. They self-surrendered on Tuesday.
Adolfo De Leon is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.
Christopher De Leon is charged with two counts of deadly conduct, a third-degree felony; and one count of assault, a Class A misdemeanor.
Juan Ramon De Leon Jr. is charged with assault, a Class A misdemeanor.
Court records don’t list attorneys for the De Leon brothers, who posted bond Tuesday and couldn’t be reached for comment.