Man arrested for assault after fight breaks out at Buc-ee’s, Denton police say

Jason Lata, 44, is charged with assault causing bodily injury.

Jason Lata, 44, was arrested after officers obtained an arrest warrant. He’s facing a charge of assault causing bodily injury. (Denton police)

DENTON, Texas – A 44-year-old man accused of punching another man in the face during an argument at a Buc-ee’s store is now in custody, Denton police say.

Jason Lata, 44, was arrested late Saturday night after officers obtained an arrest warrant. He’s charged with assault causing bodily injury.

The incident happened around 12:40 p.m., Saturday, in the 2800 block of S. I-35 E at Buc-ee’s.

Police said they were called to a local hospital for a report of an assault after the incident. The victim told police he has been assaulted at a Buc-ee’s store.

According to a press release from Denton police, the victim told police that he and a friend observed “supporters of President Donald Trump” in the parking lot of the store. An argument broke out, and the victim said Lata punched him in the face.

The victim suffered an abrasion under his right eyebrow and a broken tooth, police say.

You can watch video of the incident here. But, be aware there is explicit language and violence in the video.

Lata is currently in the City of Denton Jail and his bond is set at $15,000.

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