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Bar fight gets man 20 years in prison
Oct 13, 2010 | 2126 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A 36-year-old Beeville man was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to hitting an elderly man with a beer bottle and having a loaded revolver on him when he was later arrested.

Antonio Aleman entered a plea of guilty to three counts of the four-part indictment. Prosecutors dropped one of the counts, engaging in organized activity, as a result of the plea.

The charge of assault, one of the included counts in his indictment, stems from a bar fight on April 24, 2009.

According to witnesses, Aleman and others were at a bar in Beeville when another group of people walked in.

These two groups had both been at another bar that night but left following a fight there. Details of that fight were not included in the court records.

Witnesses said that a fight broke out at this second bar, according to court records, “which was stemming from a previous internal gang feud.”

During this fight, Aleman is accused of swinging a beer bottle and hitting a 70-year-old man across the face.

As the fight continued, according to court records, Aleman grabbed a bar stool and threw it at the man, who was trying to get another man out of the bar.

A warrant was issued and on May 10, 2009, police went back to the bar in the 1200 block of South Washington Street where the first fight occurred and saw Aleman walking to his car.

After a brief struggle, officers arrested him, saying that he had first lied about his name and resisted their attempt to detain him, according to court records.

At the jail, one officer was getting Aleman out of the patrol car and noticed a dollar bill on the floorboard. As he reached in to pick up the currency, he heard what sounded like a piece of metal hitting the concrete floor.

The officer wrote in his report that he also saw Aleman kick something under the car.

The officer took the man to jail and returned to his patrol car where he found a loaded .22-caliber revolver under it.
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