Two men were arrested in Dallas early Thursday morning after an alleged assault on a man in the 200 block of SW Walnut Ave., according to a press release from the Dallas Police Department (DPD).
At about 7:14 a.m., Apr. 20, DPD officers responded to a report of a fight in the 200 block of SW Walnut Ave. Citizens had called 9-1-1 reporting two male subjects were fighting against one male, and one of the males was reported to have had a gun in his hand.
A citizen reported the two subjects had gotten into a black Audi and gave dispatch the license plate number.
The first arriving officer located the Audi on the same block as the incident, and was quickly assisted by other officers and Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies in conducting a high-risk traffic stop.
Officers arrested the two suspects, Carlos Homil Escalera, 31, of Willamina, and Emanuel Escalera Lopez, 29, of Portland, without incident.
Police say one suspect was armed with a holstered pistol, and also found another pistol, a rifle and a ballistic vest in the Audi. One of the suspects works as a security guard, and the vest and uniform he was wearing had markings of the security company.
The victim sustained injuries from the assault. Police say evidence obtained during the subsequent investigation indicate this assault was pre-planned, and the suspects likely did jot intend to harm anyone else in the community.
DPD would like to thank Polk County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance, and to the community members who reported the assault.
Escalera and Lopez both face charges of third-degree assault (felony), menacing, reckless endangering and second-degree disorderly conduct. Escalera also faces charges of unlawful use of a weapon (felony) and pointing a firearm at another.