LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 33-year-old man for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly got drunk and attacked his brother with a 12-inch diameter log, causing a large cut to the man's head early Monday morning.
Marcos Escobeda Rivera, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a Class A misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. While no bail has been set for the assault charge yet, the bail for his resisting charge was set at $1,500.
According to the police report, an LPD officer was dispatched to the 1900 block of Cairo Street at approximately 12 a.m. Monday in reference to a disturbance call. A woman in the yard told him that a fight was still in progress inside the home.
When the officer ran inside, he found a trail of blood on the floor. He encountered Rivera and his 29-year-old brother. The brother had Rivera in a head lock, and was yelling at him to stop, according to the police report.
The brother told the LPD officer that if he let go of Rivera, he would continue to fight. At that point, Rivera allegedly started punching his brother in the face with a closed fist. He continued to fight after the LPD officer ordered him to stop, according to the police report.
At one point, the brother told the officer, "I am a diabetic, and I'm bleeding very badly."
When the LPD officer tried to pull Marco away from his brother, he allegedly held on to the man and resisted the officer's efforts to detain him. The LPD officer used force to put Rivera on the floor and hold him there until backup arrived on the scene.
Paramedics treated the brother at the scene for a large cut to the left side of his head caused by a log that was 2-3 feet in length and about 12 inches in diameter. The LPD officer noticed blood on the tip of the log.
When the officer questioned the brother, he told him that Rivera was drunk and had been keeping the people in the residence awake, according to the police report. After the other occupants told Rivera to go to sleep, he allegedly became agitated.
The report stated that Rivera went outside and picked up the log after a verbal argument. He allegedly used the log to break a carport window that is connected to the home's living room. According to the report, Rivera then struck his brother in the left side of the head with the log.
The brother told the LPD officers that he started fighting Rivera to keep from being assaulted further.
According to the police report, Rivera continued to act belligerently. He allegedly gave the jail staff problems while he was in a holding cell.