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Records: 36-year-old McAllen man attacked his brother with a machete

Officers booked John Sheldon Allen, 36, of McAllen at the Hidalgo County jail on Thursday — his birthday. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

A 36-year-old McAllen man attacked his brother with a machete last week, according to the criminal complaint against him.

Officers booked John Sheldon Allen, 36, of McAllen at the Hidalgo County jail on Thursday — his birthday, according to Sheriff’s Office records.

An argument between John and his brother apparently erupted on Wednesday night.

At 11:38 p.m. Wednesday, the McAllen Police Department dispatched an officer to the 2800 block of West Hibiscus Avenue.

The officer met with John's brother, Raymond, who said John attacked him with a machete during an argument, according to the criminal complaint.

John wanted to borrow Raymond's rental car, according to the criminal complaint. When Raymond refused, John punched him in the face.

"Raymond then told John that he was going to call the police and John became more angry and grabbed a machete and swung the machete (blade) towards him several times," according to the criminal complaint.

Raymond shut his bedroom door, according to the criminal complaint. John struck the door several times with the machete and left the house.

Investigators returned to the home on Thursday and Raymond took them to John's bedroom. They knocked on the door.

"Detective Boyko knocked on John's door and identified himself as McAllen police," according to the criminal complaint. "A male subject was heard yelling, 'What's McAllen PD doing in here without a warrant?'"

When John opened the door, police arrested him on suspicion of aggravated assault.

Officers found crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana in the bedroom, according to the criminal complaint.

John is charged with:

  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony
  • Possession of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony
  • Possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free zone, a first-degree felony
  • Possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone, a Class A misdemeanor

Municipal Judge Kathleen Henley set bond at $40,000.

Court records don't list an attorney for John, who remains at the Hidalgo County jail.

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