Man faces felonies in Holbrook brandishing

Marco Castaneda

Marco Castaneda


A Holbrook Junction man is accused of pointing a handgun at his wife and another man during a Saturday altercation.

Marco Castaneda, 25, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Monday charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Deputies responded to the trailer park after Castaneda’s wife showed up to pick up her four children. She was concerned about how Castaneda would react so she brought a friend with her.

When she arrived, Castaneda allegedly stabbed three of the vehicle’s four tires and smashed the windshield. Both victims said he then went into the trailer and came back out with a .22 handgun and pointed it at them as the couple’s four children looked on through a window and yelled at him not to shoot.

When deputies arrived at around 2:55 p.m., they detained Castaneda without incident. Medics were called to the scene to check his hands, which had several cuts from breaking the vehicle’s windows.

Inside the trailer, deputies found the box and the handgun with bloody handprints on them.

Castaneda had a .141 blood alcohol content during the incident.

He also faces misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, disorderly conduct and being in possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.

His family has hired attorney Roberto Fuentes to represent him.

His bail was set at $54,249 with $1,240 cash only. He is scheduled to return to court on Wednesday.


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