EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Three men were repeatedly told to leave the Good Times Bar in West El Paso before allegedly starting a fight with multiple patrons and staff at the business.
Two of the suspects allegedly pulled out knives during an altercation and one was seen sucker punching a man who had not been involved in any other disputes with the men.
El Paso police say the three are in custody in connection to the incident and are charged with various counts of organized criminal activity and aggravated assault. Police allege the incident happened at 2 a.m. on June 6 at the Good Times bar on 2626 N. Mesa.
A police document says Joshua Mendoza, 27, Jose Mendoza, 32, and Alphonso Glasper, harassed security and bouncers at the bar before the assault. Witnesses observed men drinking and dancing on the bar’s picnic table when security told them to get down.
Jose Mendoza allegedly struck a witness in the face with a closed right and left fist, the document states. The witness in-defense struck back when the bouncers grabbed Mendoza and took him off the property.
A police account of the event says Mendoza ran to the Rockin Cigar Bar and shortly after, the same witness saw Mendoza, Joshua Mendoza, and a man named Angel Guerrero run inside the Good Times bar. Once inside, the witness observed the men instigating fights with patrons and staff, the document states.
Joshua Mendoza and Glasper allegedly pulled out knives during the altercations. The witness pulled his boss back after seeing Mendoza swing the weapon at him, the document states.
Police say Joshua Mendoza, 27, is charged with four counts of organized criminal activity aggravated assault with a bond of $1.2 million.
Jose Mendoza, is charged with one count of organized criminal activity aggravated assault on a bond of $250,000. And, Alphonso Glasper, 26, is charged with the same on a $500,000 bond.
All three have prior assault charges, according to county records.