Members of local Bandidos motorcycle gang arrested after far east El Paso brawl

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EL PASO, Texas — Three members of the local Bandidos motorcycle gang were arrested last week after a fight broke out at a far east El Paso shopping center, authorities said.

Police said a 29-year-old man was taken to the hospital after the brawl.

Authorities said the victims were members of a motorcycle club and were at one of the businesses at a shopping center at 2281 N. Zaragoza Road when they were confronted by three people.

Those individuals were identified as Juan Martinez, 60; Thomas Decarlo, 32; and James Heredia, 45.

Martinez is the president of the local Bandidos motorcycle gang, Heredia was identified as the group's sergeant at arms and Decarlos is the secretary, police said.

Police said the group, along with several others, confronted the victim and another person around 9 p.m. Aug. 3.

The group attacked the victims with clubs and bats, and one of them took the victim’s cellphone, police said.

A warrant was issued for their arrests, and the El Paso Police Department’s Gang Unit recovered four guns, three bats and an expandable baton during its investigation.

All three were booked into the county jail and face charges of engaging in organized criminal activity aggravated robbery.

Bonds for Martinez and Decarlo were set at $75,000. Heredia’s bond was set at $60,000.

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