Man charged with beating deputy sheriff

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September 20 – An Ector County sheriff’s deputy was punched in the face Friday and the man accused of beating him was arrested.

According to an ECSO report, officers were sent to Vicksburg Street Friday morning due to an outage. When they arrived, Rolando Aguilar Jr., 26, ignored deputies and began walking into the residence, the report said.

One of the officers stopped Aguilar, put his hand on Aguilar’s left hand and arm and told him to calm down so they could talk to him, the report said.

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Aguilar punched the deputy twice in the mouth, causing injuries to his lower lip and mouth, the report said.

Aguilar was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a peace officer, a class 2 felony carrying a prison term of two to 20 years. He remains in Ector County Jail on $25,000 bail.

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