Authorities arrest 2nd suspect in gang gun beating - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Authorities arrest 2nd suspect in gang gun beating

Hunter Harkey mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail. Hunter Harkey mug shot courtesy of Nacogdoches County Jail.
NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has arrested a second suspect in connection to a gang-related beating of a man with a gun.

According to Sheriff Thomas Kerss, deputies arrested Hunter Dewayne Harkey, 17, of Nacogdoches, Saturday night at El Castillo Club.

The investigation into the incident began earlier in July when a man said Nelson Mavrieio Rodriguez, 18, of Nacogdoches, got out of a vehicle with an AK-47 and hit a man in the head, who was in his yard in the Briarforest subdivision.

Deputies arrested Rodriguez that night. But a second suspect, Jerry Andrea Pruitt, 19, of Nacogdoches, fled on foot, according to Kerss.

The sheriff's office had since been able to identify Harkey as a third suspect, who was in the vehicle at the time of the attack.

Deputies are still searching for Pruitt.

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