Man punches caseworker during hearing at Bexar County Courthouse

Man was in court for aggravated assault charges, now charged with assault on public servant

Author: RJ Marquez, Web Editor, rmarquez@ksat.com
Published On: Jan 07 2014 04:34:31 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 07 2014 08:17:34 AM CST
Courtroom punch
SAN ANTONIO -

A man who is accused of aggravated assault is facing new charges after he allegedly punched a caseworker at the Bexar County Courthouse.

The alleged assault occurred Monday evening inside Bexar County Court #12.

Bexar County officials said the man was in court for an apparent bond hearing on an aggravated assault charge when he attacked the female caseworker.

Officials detained the man and transferred him to another courtroom to conclude the bond hearing.

Officials said he has now been charged with assault of a public servant.

Court officials did not say what prompted the man to assault the caseworker. His name has not been released.