Suspect charged $ 2,500 from stolen credit card for his own business after EPTX brawl, police say


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Apparel store owner Christopher Turner is accused of debiting $ 2,500 for his own business from a victim’s credit card outside an East El Paso bar.

Turner, 33, reportedly took a Discover credit card from Jose Campuzano, 36, who was seriously injured in an argument at the EPTX bar on George Dieter’s 1500 block in mid-March. According to police, Turner spent $ 2,500 on a store called Costly Clothing and made several other expenses after the fight.

He is also accused of charging $ 23 at EPTX after taking the card and $ 8 at McDonalds on Zaragoza Road. the night of the fight.

Turner’s Facebook page reveals that he is the owner of the clothing line that sells made-to-measure shirts. Police say they verified his identity by looking at purchase records, reviewing surveillance videos, and matching it on a statement.

He is charged with credit card fraud and jailed with a $ 5,000 bond.

Police affidavits obtained from KTSM 9 News state that several people were involved in the fight outside the East Side Bar and brass knuckles were used on a victim.

Joe Newberry, a second victim, told police he was knocked unconscious and a gold necklace was taken from him. Police say a review of the video shows Khalil Mann, 25, slapped Newberry multiple times in the face while he was on the floor.

The documents state that Jovani Salas, 19, approached Newberry while he was on the floor. Police claim Salas removed Newberry’s gold chain and put it in his pocket. He then went on to boast on a recording, police say.

“It should be noted that the defendant (Salas) is a documented gang member,” the police wrote.

A review of El Paso County records reveals that Salas had previous arrests of bodily harm that caused family violence and robbery.

Salas is charged with organized crime and aggravated robbery. He is jailed with a $ 500,000 bond. Khalil Mann is charged with aggravated robbery and jailed on $ 500,000 bail.

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