Posted: Aug 6, 2014 12:08 PM
Updated: Aug 6, 2014 12:38 PM
STARR COUNTY - Two Honduran men are in federal custody. They're accused of violently assaulting a Border Patrol agent. The FBI is handling the investigation.
A criminal complaint filed in the case states the agent encountered the two suspected illegal immigrants Monday afternoon in Starr County. According to investigators, Nelson Chavarria-Ramos repeatedly punched the agent in the face, while Marco Avelar-Gomez, held down the agent's legs. The agent managed to arrest the two.
They'll appear in court Friday morning for a detention hearing.