UPDATE: WFPD makes second arrest for murder at O’Brien’s Sports Pub

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UPDATE: Wednesday, December 30 at 3:40 p.m.

The Wichita Falls Police Department made a second arrest Wednesday afternoon for the murder of Evan Aleman that occurred Monday morning at O’Brien’s Sports Pub.

Jorge Soto, 38, was arrested by WFPD Crimes Against Persons detectives.

His bond has been set at $1,000,000.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we work to gather more information.


UPDATE: Monday, December 28 at 5:15 p.m.

The arrest affidavit for a Wichita Falls man charged with an early Monday morning murder at a local pub reveals new details about the incident that lead to the fatal stabbing.

Rosendo Espino, Jr. was arrested in connection to the murder of Evan Aleman, who was pronounced dead at 1:20 a.m. Monday morning following an altercation at O’Brien’s Sports Pub.

According to Espino’s arrest affidavit, an argument started inside the pub just after midnight between the victim, a heavy-set Hispanic male and several other Hispanic males.

The affidavit states an employee said he escorted Aleman outside and the heavy-set man followed them.

The employee said he was assaulted and knocked to the ground and the Hispanic males began assaulting Aleman, but they ran off when a Wichita County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on scene.

According to authorities, Aleman and another victim were assaulted with an edged weapon of some kind.

Espino was arrested when officers spotted him coming out of a nearby field just after 3:00 a.m. Monday morning.

Officers said Espino denied being at the bar, but had blood on his clothes.

According to officers, Espino later admitted to following Aleman outside to fight, but denied stabbing him.

Crime Stoppers has issued a Fresh 48 on this case, so any information received in the First 48 hours that leads to an arrest of the suspects will receive an additional $500 for a total of up to $3000 .

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for updates as this story continues to develop.

UPDATE: Monday, December 28 at 3:05 p.m.

Officials with the Wichita Falls Police Department have confirmed the arrest of Rosendo Espino, Jr. for the murder of Evan Aleman that occurred early Monday morning at O’Brien’s Sports Pub.

WFPD Public Information Officer Charlie Eipper said the investigation is ongoing.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for further developments.


UPDATE: Monday, December 28 at 11:25 a.m.

A Wichita Falls man has been booked into the Wichita County Jail Monday by the Wichita Falls Police Department on a charge of murder.

Details of the charges are not filed yet, but the date of the alleged murder is listed as December 28, the same day as the fatal stabbing at O’Brien’s Sports Pub.

The suspect is listed on the jail log as Rosendo Espino, Jr., 34, who has a lengthy record in Wichita County.

Espino was convicted and sentenced to 5 yearas in jail in 2016 for aggravated robbery.

Espino was one of several suspects police investigated in a series of robberies of motel customers who said a woman knocked on the door and when the door was opened, several others rushed in to commit robberies.

Records show Espino was released on parole in February 2019.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for updates as this story develops.


UPDATE: Wichita Falls police have identified the victim in Monday’s fatal stabbing at O’Brien’s Sports Pub as Evan Aleman, 39.

Wichita Falls Police Sgt. Charlie Eipper said Aleman appeared to suffer stab wounds, but the weapon is unconfirmed.

According to Eipper, the incident started as a disturbance inside the bar and spilled into the parking lot.

A person of interest is being interviewed by investigators, Eipper said.

This is the seventh homicide in Wichita Falls this year.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Wichita Falls Police are investigating a deadly disturbance that left one person dead and at least three injured.

It happened just before 12:40 a.m. Monday morning at O’Brien’s Sports Pub in the 1300 block of North Scott Avenue.

Sergeant John Spragins said two were taken to United Regional with non-life-threatening injures, and a third refused medical treatment.

This is a developing story, stick with TexomasHomePage for updates.

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