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Justice of the Peace candidate recounts Edinburg scuffle

Justice of the Peace candidate Armando Guerra recounts Wednesday's scuffle at the Hidalgo County Elections Annex.

Armando Guerra is speaking out after a scuffle broke out Wednesday at a polling location in Edinburg involving the campaign parties for Justice of The Peace Precinct 4 Place 2.

According to an Edinburg police report, a woman identified as Laura Jasso, the daughter of Homer Jasso Sr., was campaigning at the Jasso camp site outside of the Hidalgo County Elections Annex when she assaulted one of Guerra’s supporters.

The Jasso campaign camp site is across from the Guerra campaign site.

After supporters from both parties were shouting insults and profanity back and forth, witnesses say Laura Jasso walked towards the Guerra campaign booth and allegedly started assaulting supporters from the other side.

When reached for comment, Homer Jasso Sr. said he was unavailable for an interview with CBS 4 News due to a funeral service for his sister, who passed away on Monday.

Both candidates are still on the ballot.

No one has been arrested in connection with Wednesday's scuffle.

Guerra tells CBS 4 he plans to press charges against Laura Jasso.

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