Police use mace to subdue assault suspect

SAN BENITO – Police have arrested a man wanted for an aggravated assault in Harlingen.

Tuesday night officers were told to be on the lookout for a white Lincoln Town Car used in an assault. A man and two women were reportedly in the car and armed with a gun.

San Benito police say they found a car matching the description at the Valero on the 800 block of South Sam Houston.

They say the suspect identified himself as 23-year-old Luis Vargas of San Benito and then took off running. He was arrested a short time later after he was sprayed with mace.

“A handgun was located inside the vehicle during an inventory,” police said.

Vargas, who police said has outstanding traffic fines with San Benito Municipal Court, was charged with resisting arrest and evading arrest with a previous conviction.

His bond was set at $50,000.