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Man arrested for threats against police detective

NBPD: Jason Saucedo, 32, had run-in with detective, threatened him and family

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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – A New Braunfels man has been arrested on charges that he threatened a New Braunfels police detective after a near-collision in a Walmart parking lot.

Jason Saucedo, 32, has been charged with retaliation and resisting arrest.

New Braunfels police said Saucedo and the detective nearly collided on Wednesday at a gas station in the Walmart parking lot in the 1200 block of Interstate 35 South.

Saucedo confronted the detective, claiming that he was affiliated with a criminal street gang, police said. The detective identified himself as a New Braunfels police officer and showed Saucedo his badge.

Saucedo then used his cellphone to take a picture of the license plate on the detective's personal vehicle, police said.

New Braunfels 911 dispatchers received a call that evening from a man who asked for the detective by name, told the dispatchers that the detective should check his mailbox at home, and made a vague threat against the detective, police said.

New Braunfels police officials alerted the detective, and officers sent to the detective's home found a note inside his mailbox. The note referenced the confrontation between Saucedo and the detective and contained a vague threat against the detective and his family, police said.

Surveillance video from the gas station helped identify Saucedo and members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force were able to arrest him Thursday at a home in the 200 block of Anhalt Drive in New Braunfels.

During his arrest, Saucedo resisted and struggled against the task force members, police said. He was treated at Resolute Hospital for injuries suffered during the struggle.

Retaliation is a third-degree felony and is punishable by two to 10 years in prison, if convicted. Resisting arrest is a Class A misdemeanor.