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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.

Topics: Starr county, Honduran, border patrol, assault

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