CCPD: Man jumps into waters of Intracoastal Waterway to avoid arrest

Posted at 3:32 PM, Jun 18, 2018

Corpus Christi Police officers say they had to jump into the waters Intracoastal waterway to capture a suspect who was trying to avoid them.

Police say they were called out to a disturbance involving a male fighting a female in the 200 block of Naval Air Station Drive just after 1:35 pm Sunday afternoon.

When police arrived at the scene, officers say they saw a man running away from them and ran into a mobile home park, allegedly trying to evade police.

Police say the suspect, identified as 35-year-old Ricardo Ramos Garcia, jumped into the waters. Officers determined the water was waist-high and jumped into the bay, pursuing Garcia.

Officials with the Texas Park and Wildlife were also dispatched to the scene since the pursuit was in the waters of the Intracoastal Waterway.

CCPD officers were able to catch up to Garcia and he was brought back onto the shore.

Police discovered Garcia had an active warrant out for his arrest from Nueces County. He was additionally charged with evading arrest.

Garcia was booked at the City’s Detention Center and transported to the Nueces County Jail.