Converse firefighter facing family violence charge


CONVERSE, Texas – A Converse firefighter was arrested Sunday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury against a family member, online records show.

Alex Reyna, 30, was arrested by the New Braunfels Police Department and booked at the Guadalupe County Jail before he was subsequently released on a $4,000 bond, according to records.

A spokesman for the city of New Braunfels said officers were called to a home in the 2600 block of Lonesome Creek Trail for a disturbance between a man and a woman. When officers arrived, police said they found Reyna walking along a street. 

Authorities reported that Reyna grabbed a woman by her wrist and pushed her. However, police said no injuries were reported and no one was hospitalized.

Converse Fire Chief Luis Valdez told KSAT Sunday he wasn't aware of the details of the arrest and said his agency will have to conduct its own investigation.

Valdez said the arrest came as a surprise to him, describing Reyna, a five-year employee, as a "model employee."

He said his department takes domestic violence seriously and will meet with city officials to determine what to do with Reyna, as his employment with the fire department has not been terminated.