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Williams brothers arrested following alleged gang-related fight

Two Williams men were arrested at El Toro Loco on Thursday after they were allegedly involved in a fight outside the Williams grocery store.
According to Williams Police Sgt. Daniel Mata, he and another officer were dispatched to a report of a fight at about 4:50 PM on July 13, and arrived on scene just after the fight had broken up.
“We detained the four people there on scene,” Mata said.
Among those four people were brothers Jose de Jesus Leos, 37, and Michael Leos Loza, 28, both Williams residents.
“During the course of their investigation, the responding officers discovered that a fight had occurred, and that the Leos’ had made gang statements – had used gang-related terms – during the fight,” Mata said, explaining that the two men had used a derogatory term for Sureno gang members.
Mata clarified that he referred to both Leos and Loza by the surname Leos.
“Using that, we arrested the two Leoses for fighting in public, using offensive words in a public place, and a felony gang enhancement (for using the derogatory gang terms),” Mata said, adding that the Williams Police Department was still investigating whether Leos and Loza were affiliated with a gang.
During the booking process at the Colusa County Jail, Jose de Jesus Leos allegedly spat on one of the Williams Police officers that arrested him, Mata said. As a result, he was booked for felony battery against a peace officer, in addition to the charges of battery, using offensive words in a public place, and a felony enhancement under California Penal Code Section 186.22(d), for allegedly committing crimes “for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a criminal street gang, with the specific intent to promote, further, or assist in criminal conduct by gang members.” He was booked into Colusa County Jail with his bail set at $100,000.
Loza was booked under the same charges, except for the felony battery against a peace officer. He was booked into Colusa County Jail with bail set at $50,000.
Colusa County Sheriff’s Office declined to release the booking photos of Loza and Leos on Monday.■
Brian Pearson
Brian Pearson
Brian Pearson is the former Managing Editor & Reporter for the Williams Pioneer Review. Brian joined the Williams Pioneer Review in June 2016 and is committed to bringing hyperlocal news to its readers. A few of his projects included reporting local government and the sports page.

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