A brief manhunt southwest of Robstown led to the arrest of a 16-year old juvenile and his 19-year old cousin late last month.
According to reports from the Nueces County Precinct 5 Constable's Office, deputies were called to the Spring Garden-Tera Verde area off County Road 77 shortly before 1 a.m. July 24 in reference to a subject with a gun.
While en route, deputies saw an individual, later identified as a 16-year old juvenile, matching the subject's description riding a bicycle on County Road 77. Deputies attempted to stop the individual, but he fled into a nearby field and hid in thick brush, according to the report.
Concerned that the juvenile might be armed, deputies set up a perimeter around the field and called in additional support from the Corpus Christi Police Department, the Nueces County Sheriff's Department and the U.S. Border Patrol. A Department of Public Safety helicopter was also called to the scene, and quickly located the juvenile using infrared cameras.
As deputies approached the position, a man later identified as Christopher Eric Carrillo, 19, the suspect's cousin, allegedly attempted to prevent the deputies from arresting the juvenile. Carrillo was placed under arrest for interfering with public duties, but allegedly became combative with deputies as they tried to restrain him. Deputies used a Taser to stun Carrillo, who was then taken into custody. According to department reports, Carrillo identified himself as a correctional officer with the LCS Detention facility located south of Robstown. Calls to the facility were not returned Monday.
Following Carrillo's arrest, the juvenile was taken into custody without further incident. No weapon was found at the scene.
The juvenile was transported to the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center on charges of terroristic threats, criminal trespass and evading arrest or detention.
Carrillo was transported to the Nueces County Jail on charges of interference with public duties and resisting arrest.