Man Arrested After Assault Outside Denton Buc-ee's

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A man captured on video punching another man outside a Denton Buc-ee's Saturday afternoon is in custody, Denton police confirm.

Officers arrested 44-year-old Jason Lata on a charge of assault causing bodily injury late Saturday night, Denton police said.

Lata is in the Denton Jail with bail set at $15,000, police said.

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Jason Lata, 44.

Police initially asked for help identifying Lata.

"He was not on scene when officers arrived on the initial call, and he is not a resident of Denton. We will update when he is in custody," Chief Dixon said.

The incident happeed at about 12:40 p.m. in the 2800 block of S. Interstate 35E, Denton police said.

Police said the victim told them that he and a friend got into an argument with supporters of President Donald Trump. During the argument, a man punched the victim in the face.

It was unclear what led to the argument.

Officers saw an abrasion below the victim's right eyebrow as well as a broken tooth, police said.

The man who reportedly punched the victim left the scene in a dark-colored Dodge Ram, police said.

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