Four Lexington men were arrested Saturday evening following an altercation inside the Lexington Walmart. Police Chief Tracy Wolf says a fist fight was reported there and all those involved fled the scene.
A pistol magazine was found in the area where the fight occurred. Pedro Martinez is alleged to have displayed a gun during the melee in the store. The Dawson County Sheriff's Office and Nebraska State Patrol assisted in locating and apprehending the suspects involved.
Arrested for 3rd Degree Assault, Disturbing the Peace and Terroristic Threats were 22 year-old Pedro Martinez, 22 year-old Eriberto Rodriguez and 19 year-old Felipe Rodriguez. Pedro Martinez was also charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony. Twenty-six-year-old David Martinez was cited for Fight by Mutual Consent.
Pedro Martinez was arraigned in Dawson County Court on Monday. He was charged with Terroristic Threats, Third Degree Assault and Disturbing the Peace. Court records indicate Pedro Martinez got in an confrontation in the store and made comments about killing one of the others he was fighting with, before producing a gun. His bond was set at 10% of $25,000.
David Martinez was sentenced to five days in the Dawson County Jail earlier this year in connection to a previous disturbance that originated in the Lexington Walmart parking lot.
The dispute ended at a residence where an incident took place and a 21-year-old Lexington man died from a stab wound. Martinez was convicted in the assault of another person at the scene.