SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A suspected member of the Mexican Mafia is behind bars after leading Bexar County sheriff’s deputies on a foot chase and punching a deputy in the face.

Thirty-nine-year-old Joseph Garcia was reporting to a probation office Tuesday when officials realized he had an outstanding warrant for illegally possessing a gun.

Garcia reportedly punched a deputy in the face and took off running. After a short chase, a K-9 found Garcia hiding in a culvert under a bridge.

In addition to the gun charge, Garcia is charged with assaulting an officer and evading arrest.

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