AUSTIN – A fight outside an East Riverside business ended with one man losing his leg below the knee and another man facing a charge for hitting him with a SUV.
The arrest affidavit for Rogelio Berrones-Campos, 28, states officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of East Riverside around 2:25 a.m. Nov. 26 for a report of 20 people fighting in front of the club. Officers were directed toward the victim when they arrived, and found the man’s right leg had been partially amputated below the knee. Police said the victim was rushed to emergency surgery, and that doctors “had to remove his lower right leg approximately 4 inches below his knee.”
Witnesses told officers two groups had gotten into an argument, possibly about broken beer bottles under and around the tires of a vehicle. Women from both groups began physically fighting, and witnesses told police the fight escalated when the men got involved to break them up.
Police allege that after the disturbance, Berrones-Campos got behind the wheel of a white Chevrolet Tahoe and rammed the other vehicle multiple times before driving around and ramming the back of the other vehicle. When the people in the other vehicle exited due to the airbags deploying, Berrones-Campos allegedly “began driving circles at a high rate of speed multiple times trying to strike the occupants” of the other vehicle. It was during these circles that police say the victim was struck and pinned between the Tahoe and the other vehicle.
Three witnesses and one person inside the Tahoe told police that Berrones-Campos was behind the wheel at the time the victim was struck.
Berrones-Campos has been charged with aggravated assault (motor vehicle). He is in the Travis County Jail on $60,000 bond. A booking photo is not available as of early Tuesday afternoon.