A reputed member of the Vallucos prison gang threatened a McAllen police sergeant early Sunday morning and attempted to fight another policeman at the city jail.
Police arrested 24-year-old Michael A. Montoya after a fight near the 17th Street bar district, according to police reports filed with the McAllen Municipal Court.
Montoya repeatedly threatened the officers who arrested him, according to court records. When police said they would charge him for making threats against them, Montoya apparently wasn’t impressed.
“I don’t give a (expletive),” Montoya said, according to the police report. “I’ve done hard time and that ain’t shit to me (expletive).”
After arresting Montoya, police drove him to the intersection of Bicentennial Boulevard and Chicago Avenue.
A witness at the intersection recognized Montoya — a short, stocky man with neck tattoos — and told police that Montoya had participated in a fight. During the fight, several men attacked another man with a metal rod and yelled that they were connected with the Vallucos, according to the witness.
Police told Montoya they would add aggravated assault with a deadly weapon to the charges against him.
“I told you (expletive), I don’t give a (expletive),” Montoya said, according to the police report. “I’m going to look for you when I get out and (expletive) you up.”
When Montoya arrived at the McAllen Public Safety Building, a jailer removed his handcuffs. Montoya clenched his fists and taunted the officer who arrested him, according to the police report.
“Come on (expletive), I told you I was going to (expletive) you up,” Montoya said, according to the police report.
The policeman ignored Montoya.
Police charged Montoya with two counts of obstruction or retaliation against a peace officer, a third-degree felony; and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.
A judge set Montoya's combined bond at $300,000 for the three felony charges.
Montoya hadn't posted bond by Wednesday morning and remained at the Hidalgo County jail.