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Nueces County jailer arrested for allegedly beating inmate 20 times

Three other jailers have been arrested for other incidents and one has since resigned.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A jailer with the Nueces County Jail is facing charges after prosecutors said he beat an inmate while in custody.

24-year-old Bobby Joe Benavides from Robstown, Texas was arrested Friday and charged with three separate counts. The three counts include aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, official oppression, and tampering with a government record.

According to court records, Benavides allegedly punched an inmate up to 20-times while in custody at the jail on Sept. 2. 3News was informed that the entire incident was captured by video cameras. 

Three other jailers have been arrested for other incidents and one has since resigned.

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