Suspects arraigned following election night fight in Port Isabel
Update: The suspects have been arraigned as of Wednesday afternoon.
Original story: Several suspects are expected to be arraigned Wednesday following a fight involving several people on election night earlier this month.
Police were called out to the 200 block of N. Manautou St., outside of city hall, around 7 p.m. on May 5, 2018, in reference to a fight in progress. According to the police department, the disturbance was related to several people that were affiliated to several candidates at the Port Isabel municipal election.
According to the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office, the Port Isabel Police Department contacted the sheriff’s office to turn over the investigation to them because the fight involved the Port Isabel Police Department Chief of Police.
In all, 6 people were arrested due to the fight. Rogelio Torres Salinas, Roger Salinas, Roberto Salinas and Guadalupe Zurita, were arrested for injuring a disabled person. Two off-duty officers, including the Chief of Police for Port Isabel, who tried to break up the fight, along with a bystander, were also injured in the fight.
Authorities said another woman, Elizabeth Salinas, was arrested for assaulting a Port Isabel ISD police officer as well as a bystander.
Lastly, Viola Cisneros, was also arrested for assault on the Port Isabel Police Department Chief of Police.