Suspect Charged For Murder of Boyfriend Has Criminal Past Involving Alcohol
(AUSTIN) – It was not the first time that Bryan Canchola has had issues with alcohol and the police department. Bryan Canchola, full name Bryan Michael Perez Canchola, originally from McAllen, Tx is no stranger to law enforcement. Records indicate Canchola was arrested for public intoxication and charged with failure to identify him self to a police officer.
Back on May 31, 2013 when Canchola was only 19 years old McAllen Police Department indicated he was arrested and charged, and was sentenced to probation.
Texas law states that in order to purchase or consume alcohol a person must be the legal age of 21 years old. Cantle was only 19. When questioned by police, he supplied a false name.
Travis county arrest records indicate that Canchola had been drinking heavily the night he is accused of violently beating his boyfriend to death. He is only 20 years old now.
Austin, Texas is a popular college town with the famous 4th, 5th, and 6th street bars that are busy on any given night of the week packed with college students, and visitors.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission that regulates the sale of alcohol would not confirm or deny that an investigation into the sell of minors is being conducted. With Austin Police affidavits filed in the Stephen Sylvester murder investigation clearly stating the couple had been drinking on 4th street, is is possible several investigations into under age drinking will be conducted.