A 24-year-old Pasco man is accused of taking a sweatshirt off the back of a younger man and beating up the victim's teenage brother when confronted about a robbery.
Ruben Campos pleaded innocent to second-degree robbery and second- and third-degree assault for the Sept. 7 incident on North Fourth Avenue. His trial is set for Nov. 12.
According to court documents, a 21-year-old man was walking in an alley on his way home when Campos came out of a Sylvester Street backyard asked what he had on him.
The victim said he didn't have any money but, as Campos "rushed" him, the victim was scared and offered his sweatshirt, documents said.
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The victim went home and told his 17-year-old brother, who became upset and went searching for Campos. He confronted him and the two ended up in a fight, with Campos on top, punching the teen's face and trying to gouge his eyes, said documents.
When Pasco police Officer Rodrigo Pruneda arrived he found the younger brother with a swollen and bloody face.
Campos was later arrested and jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail. He also has a state Department of Corrections hold and several failures to comply with court orders in unrelated cases.
-- Kristin M. Kraemer: 509-582-1531; firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @KristinMKraemer