He has been the target of a police manhunt since early Saturday, but early Thursday morning, Corpus Christi police arrested 50-year old Rudy Rubio.
Rubio is the local auto repair shop owner wanted for the reported kidnapping and sexual assault of a young woman. Officers picked him up at around 3:45 a.m. on Old Brownsville Road and North Padre Island Drive.
Police responded to an alarm at Rubio's shop, and that was where they found him. After a brief foot chase, Rubio, a registered sex offender, was taken to the City Detention Center and processed. At around 1 p.m., Rubio was magistrated into the Nueces County Jail.
Appearing exhausted and still wearing the clothes he was arrested in eight hours earlier, Rubio was told his bond conditions, should he be able to post the $151,000 bond.
"You can have no direct or indirect contact with the alleged victim of this case, or the alleged victim's family," Magistrate Judge Melissa Madrigal said. "No contact means none whatsoever."
A copy of the official arrest affidavit was also obtained. In it were details of the alleged abduction, sexual assault and ultimate release of the victim Saturday morning.
According to the affidavit, the 23-year old victim said Rubio identified himself as "a police officer conducting an investigation." He "put her hands behind her back" and then "the offender grabbed her by her hair." Then, he "tied her hands behind her back with a leather strap or belt."
The victim said she was driven to Rubio's place of business, where he took her "to an upstairs room like an attic." The affidavit goes on to state that Rubio allegedly told the victim that, if she screamed, he would stab her and kill her.
The victim was allegedly blindfolded, and a sack or sheet was put over her head. She said "he pushed cocaine powder into her nose and mouth," and that the sexual assault "continued over and over."
The magistrate judge asked Rubio if he planned to hire an attorney, to which he answered "yes." If found guilty of all charges, he could face up to 99 years in prison.
As you can imagine, the family of the alleged victim in the case is relieved to know that Rubio has been arrested. The victim's father spoke to 3News Thursday afternoon.
"My feelings are, I am glad that she is able to go out to work, go to the store, without worrying that he will be at the next aisle or outside waiting for her at her car," her father said. "Thank God they caught him, and thank God he is behind bars."
The victim's father went on to say that he found out about Rubio's arrest at around 5:45 a.m. His mother actually called to tell him the news. He said he was so relieved, he texted his daughter to let her know.
He said that, though his daughter has been through so much, she is strong, and he is confident that she will get through this.
"She might be hurting inside, torn inside," the victim's father said. "One thing she has is heart, and the Lord, and the Lord ain't going to let her stop."
Her father said that he hopes justice is served and that Rubio does not hurt anyone else.
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