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      Harlingen police taser man beating people at assisted living center

      Brandon Schmitt

      A Harlingen man is behind bars after he allegedly used a metal bar to beat three people at an assisted living center.

      Harlingen police arrested 28-year-old Brandon Schmitt early Friday morning.

      Investigators told Action 4 News were called to the Villa Residential assisted living center off Loop 499 around 12:08 a.m. Friday.

      Officers found a 51-year-old woman who had been beaten and left bleeding on the floor.

      Police found Schmitt beating a second person.

      Officers reported that they had to use a taser to arrest Schmitt because he would not respond to their orders to stop.

      A third victim was found at the scene. All three were taken to the hospital for treatment.

      Authorities identified Schmitt as a resident of the center.

      Police charged Schmitt with burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit a felony.

      Schmitt appeared before a Harlingen municipal judge on Saturday morning where he was issued a $150,000 dollar bond.

      The Harlingen man remains in custody at the Cameron County Jail.