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Sheriff's Deputy Punched at Bus Stop

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - A Nueces County Sheriff's Deputy is punched in the face after a fight broke out at the bus stop on South Staples and Leopard.  Sheriff's officials say a man who they say is suspected of being intoxicated, started hassling another bus rider for a cigarette.  When an off duty sheriff's deputy jumped in to stop an argument, the suspect punched the deputy in the face.  Seconds later backup arrived on the scene.  The suspect actually had to be tased.  Police say the man is facing charges for assaulting a police officer, which is a second degree felony.