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Man identified in Tuesday's Oso Bay arrest

NCSO, CCPD arrest man in Oso Bay after incident at gas station in Flour Bluff
Officer involved shooting on Oso
Posted at 3:53 PM, Jan 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-11 17:43:11-05

Editor's note: The man involved in the incident was identified by officials on Wednesday. The story includes his name, along with his charges.

One man is in custody after a chase that started on land, ended on the water.

Around 2:45 Tuesday afternoon, Nueces County Sheriff's Office deputies tried to serve a parole warrant to 32-year-old Jacob Dudd at the Murphy express gas station in Flour Bluff.

Officials said while still in his car, Dudd saw law enforcement approaching and pointed his gun at deputies.

“When he produced the weapon one of our deputies opened fire," NCSO Chief Deputy David Cook. "And the subject then fled the scene, with the deputies in pursuit.”

Dudd then made his way west on South Padre Island Drive. Deputies were able to catch up to Dudd and force him to crash his vehicle at the Oso Bay turnaround.

Leaving his weapon in the car, Dudd then jumped into the water and began walking and swimming to a small island a few hundred yards into the bay, north of the bridge.

Residents at Water’s Edge Apartments watched this unfold to stay alert.

“We thought it might be the guy they were going after, but I honestly didn’t know. So, I was pretty surprised when it turned out to bet the guy," said one of the residents Colin Thomas.

“My deputies tried to follow him into the water," Cook said. "The further out he went, they went ahead and came back on shore…CCPD SWAT eventually came to the scene and our deputies went out with CCPD SWAT and took him into custody, off of the spoil island that he was hold up on."

Three departments brought in boats and Dudd was taken into custody without any further incident.

Cook said his parole violation warrant was for possession of a controlled substance.

He now faces several charges, including aggravated assault against a public servant, evading arrest, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

“We’re definitely looking at the, of course, original parole violation, the warrant, aggravated assault on a peace officer, fleeing in vehicle, fleeing on foot," he said.

Sheriff J.C. Hooper told KRIS 6 on Wednesday that the deputy involved was not injured and is awaiting clearance to return to work.

Cook said the department will put out a statement identifying those involved in the near future.

Traffic from Flour Bluff heading west was backed up during the chase, although there were no obstructions on the highway.

This is a developing story. Check back with KRIS 6 News for updates.

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