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January 4th, 2012
Brothers face charges in bloody vendetta


Two San Marcos men are accused of attacking their brother-in-law and fracturing his jaw in retaliation for breaking his wife’s nose earlier this fall, police records show.

Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez, 30, and Vincent Rodriguez, 27, were arrested last month for the September incident in which they allegedly assaulted 23-year-old Kevin Perez, an arrest affidavit says.

Perez was transported to Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos. There, he told police that his wife sent her brothers to their home to attack him for a previous assault on her, Perez admitted in the police report.

Around midnight on Sept. 6, Perez answered the door and saw the Rodriguez brothers with two other unidentified males. Perez told police the four men entered his home and Robert grabbed him in a headlock while the other men punched and kicked his face, back and chest, the affidavit says.

In the midst of the beating, Perez recalled that he could hear Robert and Vincent saying, “Get him, hit him in the face … Don’t mess with my sister.” The four men then stopped and fled in a white Plymouth, according to the affidavit, written by San Marcos police Det. Sandra Spriegel.

Vincent Rodriguez

On Dec. 14, police attempted to serve a felony warrant at the Rodriguez home where they say they met resistance from the father. Once he opened the front door, police say that Roberto Rodriguez, 54, failed to identify a man who could be seen sitting on a couch in the background. Roberto informed police that the man was just a friend and wouldn’t answer follow-up questions from officers, the report says.

Police asked the man to come to the front door. They identified him as Robert and handcuffed him. As police advised the father that he was also under arrest, the father tried to slam the door on officers and flee into his home. Officer Lee Harris blocked the door and detained the man with his taser gun, says the affidavit, written by Harris.

When the dust settled, Roberto Rodriguez was charged with hindering the apprehension of a felon, a third-degree felony. His sons, Robert and Vincent Rodriguez, were charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony. All three men were released the next day on bonds from $5,000 to $10,000, jail records show.

A few days later, Perez was also charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. He is out on bail on a $10,000 bond, records show. As there was no arrest affidavit, it is unclear whether Perez’s arrest relates to the alleged assault on his wife.

In addition, police records did not specify whether the other two men involved in the beating had been identified or arrested.

SEAN KIMMONS reports for the Hays Free Press where this story was originally published. It is reprinted here through a news partnership between the Free Press and the San Marcos Mercury.

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6 thoughts on “Brothers face charges in bloody vendetta

  1. Not for nothing, but if someone assaulted my sister and broke her nose, things would play out about the same.

  2. Spousal abuse is pretty universal. San Marcos hasn’t cornered that market.

    I wouldn’t tolerate it, but I never claimed to be classy.

  3. How is this representative of San Marcos at large Tarl?

    And, while I can hardly justify vigilante type justice, I still ponder if society might not work better if we would collectively stand up against the bullies who terrorize those weaker than themselves rather than leave it up to the indifferent state to do it for us. But then I suppose I also hold the same general opinion about such societal obligations like welfare and medical care we have hoisted upon the modern state apparatus in an attempt to wash our hands of our own obligations to each other. Basically because I believe the state is both stupidly inefficient and each time you increase its power we move a little closer to totalitarianism (and this is hardly fair for the future generations). On the other hand to think that we should/can just revel in our materialism while others suffer and it will not have a detrimental impact on our society at large — note: this is all of us — is myopically foolish (this too is rather selfish for the unborn generations)

    Whatever, though, I CAN say that if you break my daughter’s nose I’m probably doing the same to you, you worthless POS…you break the social contract you have little argument for what comes at you…sadly, it seems we are increasingly finding less social to have a contract with…

  4. I agree with all the comments above. Violence against women is cowardly and reprehensible, and Perez had that beating coming to him and then some.

    I guess what struck me was the way it all played out once the po-po showed up. It was just so…sad. It’s as if the brothers and father didn’t bother to ask themselves, “What’s a good plan for evading arrest if the cops show up?” I don’t know. You’d think they could have come up with something better than sitting on a couch and having the old man lie and then try to shut the door on the cops.

    That’s really what I was commenting on.

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