Fire Hero Arrested Again for Alleged Attack on Brother - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/26/03

Fire Hero Arrested Again for Alleged Attack on Brother

The Abilene man who rescued four children from a fire last month is back in jail. Kris Leija was arrested Friday for aggravated assault and remains in jail with bond set at $10,000. Police say Leija hit his 15-year-old brother in the chest with a shovel during a fight.

Last month, Leija was recognized for going back inside a burning apartment several times to save four small children. But authorities noticed his face on television, and arrested him for a probation violation shortly after the heroic act.

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