McAllen man arrested, accused of beating and cutting brothers

Alonso Castaneda

The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office arrested a McAllen man last week accused of beating two of his brothers and cutting one of them in the face with a knife.

Alonso Castaneda, 18, was arrested on Sept. 3 and has been charged with aggravated assault on a family member with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony, and continuous violence against family, a third-degree felony.

The arrest was the result of altercations between Castaneda and his brothers that occured in March.

On Wednesday, March 27 at about 10:23 p.m., Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office personnel responded to a purple frame residence in the 15000 block of Monte Video Avenue. in McAllen. When police arrived Alonso’s brother, Eduardo Castaneda, alleged that Alonso had attacked him.

Eduardo claimed that he arrived home and walked into his bedroom to find Alonso on his bed, visibly intoxicated. Eduardo said he and Alonso got into an argument and Eduardo walked away to avoid the confrontation.

Eduardo claimed Alonso pursued him out of the bedroom and began punching him in the face. Eduardo further alleged that he pushed Alonso away and heard him say “I’m going to cut you” as he picked up a knife.

Eduardo claimed that Alonso then attacked him with the knife, managing to cut him between his eyes with the tip of the weapon before the two were separated by their sister. The sister said later that she was surprised Alonso did not cut her in the struggle as well.

When law enforcement arrived Eduardo told them he didn’t want to press charges, but police were again called to the residence the next morning.

At approximately 8:15 a.m. on March 28 another of Alonso’s brothers, Alberto Castaneda, claimed that he had been assaulted by Alonso.

Alberto told police that he was outside a house with his girlfriend when he got into an argument with Alonso. Alberto claimed that the argument escalated and Alonso hit him in the face, knocking him to the ground.

Alonso is then alleged to have gotten on top of Alberto, continuing to punch him in the face. The two were separated and Alonso ran away from the residence as police were being called.

Alonso is currently being held in the Hidalgo County jail with bonds totalling $55,000.