A 23-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a federal deportation officer in Austin, Texas on Friday.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer pulled over Hugo Baltazar-Ramirez’ vehicle and tried to arrest the illegal alien suspect on an immigration charge.
Baltazar-Ramirez allegedly attempted to evade arrest and proceeded to violently attack the officer, slamming his head against the ground multiple times, injuring the ICE agent.
Court records obtained by Breitbart Texas from the Department of Justice’s Western District of Texas stated that Baltazar-Ramirez attempted to escape apprehension after the deportation officer placed him under arrest for being unlawfully present in the United States. The officer caught up with the man after about a 200-yard foot pursuit. The criminal complaint states that Baltazar-Ramirez then fought with the officer.
During the struggle, the officer got one handcuff on the suspect but was unable to place the second hand in the restraint. Baltazar-Ramirez then got the upper hand on the officer and got on top of him. He allegedly began striking the officer’s head against the ground several times, causing injury that would require medical attention.
About this time, another officer arrived and assisted the deportation officer in gaining control of the suspect. Baltazar-Ramirez was arrested and placed in handcuffs.
The injured ICE officer was then transported to the emergency room where he was treated for his injuries. Illegal alien Baltazar-Ramirez is now facing charges of assaulting, resisting, or impeding a federal deportation officer. According to the Justice Department, the officer was acting within the scope of his duty when he was assaulted by the suspect.
The incident occurred while ICE agents were taking part in an enforcement operation where 51 illegal aliens were arrested in the Austin area, 16 of them were convicted criminals.