In Robstown, a deputy with Nueces County Sheriff's Office is recovering after getting punched in the face.

The man who assaulted the deputy is still on the loose. Witnesses say a man wearing a Halloween mask was roaming the area of Reagan Lane and County Road 73 on Monday.

When one deputy confronted the masked man, he punched the officer in the face. He escaped by jumping into a nearby river and swimming away. Deputies say they know who they are looking for and that there is an active warrant for his arrest because of a previous assault. The deputy who was assaulted is said to be okay.