Suspect jailed for punching child, 7

NEWS Staff Report

Oscar Antonio Gracia Jr.

Oscar Antonio Gracia Jr.

A San Benito man is behind bars for allegedly punching a 7-year-old girl on Friday.

Detective David Rodriguez of the San Benito Police Department reported via press release on Monday the arrest of Oscar Antonio Gracia Jr., 30, for injury to a child after allegedly punching a 7-year-old girl in the face.

The incident reportedly occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, when an officer responded to the intersection of FM 509 and Russell Lane in reference to a wanted person. Specifically, police made contact with a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who conducted a traffic stop on Gracia.

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