Family fight leads to arrest

An argument over a water line led to two men pulling guns Friday afternoon and one of them being arrested on a felony charge.

According to an Odessa Police Department report, police received a disturbance call shortly before 2 p.m. Friday from a home near 14th Street and Graham Avenue.

When officers arrived, a woman told officers she and her husband were fixing a broken water line in the alley by their home when her brother, Joseph Daniel Luna, came up to them in an aggressive manner while holding a PVC pipe and demanded to know what they were doing, the report stated.

After her sons came to defend her, the woman said her brother left, but returned with an AR-15 assault rifle and one of her sons came outside with his own gun, the report stated.

When Luna heard police sirens, he walked back to his home, the woman said.

The son who armed himself corroborated his mother’s story, the report stated.

Luna told officers that when he went to check to see why he had no water pressure at his house, his sister threatened to have her sons shoot him, the report stated. He said he only went to get his gun because he saw one of those sons start to raise a shotgun he was holding up.

According to the report, a video taken by a witness showed Luna holding his AR-15 and saying, “Come on.” It also showed him placing it on the hood of his vehicle “as if setting it up to use it when someone turned the corner and headed to his home,” the report stated.

Luna was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was released from the Ector County jail Sunday after posting a $30,000 surety bond.