Man Sentenced for Assault against Border Patrol Agent

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WESLACO – A man is headed to prison after he was sentenced Thursday for assaulting a U.S. Border Patrol agent. 

Twenty-four-year-old Oscar David Gonzalez II will be serving seven years for an assault that happened on Dec. 2016.

According to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, the incident happened near Hebbronville.

An agent on State Highway 16 noticed two vehicles traveling at high speed following each other. The agent pulled Gonzalez’ car over, while another agent pursued the second vehicle still in motion on the highway.

As the agent approached Gonzalez on foot, Gonzalez took off in the vehicle.

He caught up to the second agent’s vehicle and swerved into it causing damage to the Border Patrol unit.

Gonzalez was eventually caught by another agent.

A federal jury convicted Gonzalez for use of a deadly or dangerous weapon in April of this year.

He will be serving his time in federal prison.

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