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Arrest Made in Robstown Assault of Nueces County Deputy

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ROBSTOWN (Kiii News) -

Corpus Christi police and Nueces County Sheriff's deputies have arrested the man suspected of assaulting a deputy Monday afternoon.

The suspect, 29-year old Mark Ramey of Robstown, was tracked to a home in Corpus Christi, where he was arrested and charged with assault of an officer and evading arrest.

It was Monday afternoon when witnesses spotted a man wearing a Halloween mask near Reagan Lane and County Road 73 in Robstown. When a deputy confronted him, he reportedly punched the officer in the face, and then escaped by jumping into the Nueces River.

"Now for a while, while he's down in the river, we thought maybe he had drowned," Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin said. "But once we got on the other side of the river and we had Annaville Fire Department, who had a boat, we found where somebody had crawled out of the river on the other side on the muddy banks, and we followed those tracks and believed that he in fact, had got away."

Investigators said there was an active warrant for the man's arrest because of a previous assault.

In the meantime, the injured Deputy Freddie Nunez, is said to be nursing a swollen jaw, but is expected to be back at work on Wednesday.