Man Flees after Striking Constable with Vehicle in San Juan

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A suspect accused of striking a deputy with his vehicle is charged with multiple offenses.

44-year-old Jose Garcia was arraigned Saturday in a San Juan court.

He's charged with aggravated assault against a public servant, evading arrest and detention, resisting arrest and search and evading arrest with a vehicle.

San Juan Police Chief, Juan Gonzalez said the Hidalgo County Precinct 2 deputy was hit during a traffic stop Friday on the 900 block of Border Breeze.

Garcia, a known gang member, fled the scene and was later caught that evening in a brushy area.

The deputy was treated and released.

Garcia's bond was set at $350,000.


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