Palmview man faces felony charges after allegedly brandishing rifle

A Palmview man remains in county jail on three felony charges related to an incident in mid-May in which he and another man allegedly brandished assault rifles in two separate instances, court records show.

Rodney Alan Flores, who was arrested June 14, remains in Hidalgo County jail on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of burglary of habitation, jail records show. He was issued a $200,000 bond for each of the charges, records show.

The incident was reported by a woman who was not identified in the police report.

The woman provided a statement to Pharr police stating that a Range Rover cut her off as she was driving home after visiting a friend on May 18. She was traveling west on Longoria Street at the time, and her 4-year-old daughter was a passenger.

The woman then saw her cousin, a man who was not identified in the report, exit the vehicle’s passenger side holding a rifle she described as an “AK-47,” and proceeded to open the driver’s side door to the woman’s vehicle.

The woman said her cousin “threatened to kill her” in Spanish. She also a second man, later identified as Flores, exited the driver’s side door of the Range Rover.

“(The victim) stated that (Flores) was holding a similar black rifle,” the report read.

The woman told police that both men racked the rifles and loaded a round into the chambers of their weapons.

“(The victim) stated that they were pointing the rifles at her and her 4-year-old daughter,” the document read.

She told police that the entire incident actually began when she had let her cousin borrow her car, taking the keys to the car and her residence as well.

The following day, when she returned home, she “learned” that her television was missing.

“(The victim) stated she confronted (name redacted) asking her about the television during the day,” the report read.

Additionally, a Pharr police investigator also made contact with another man, who was not identified, who stated that prior to the above incident an unidentified man and (Flores) had entered his residence unlawfully, the report read.

The unnamed man stated that both men went into the residence and were holding rifles, and asked for his cousin.

A call to Pharr police officials for more information about the incident has gone unreturned.

If convicted, Flores could serve between two and 20 years in state prison, and fined up to $10,000.