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Katy Man Assaults Precinct 5 Deputy


July 14, 2018

By Jennifer Skelton

A Katy man, who was stopped on suspicion of drug possession, is now facing felony charges of assaulting a peace officer after he struck a Precinct 5 deputy.

John Nettles, who is a Katy High graduate Class of 2012, was pulled over in the 1700 block of South Highway 6 at approximately 5 p.m. on July 11. As Nettles was being questioned, he struck the deputy in the face and tried to run. Another Precinct 5 deputy quickly caught and detained the suspect.

Nettles was found to have multiple warrants out for his arrest. Deputies also found a substance that appears to be crystal meth in his possession.

Nettles was arrested and charged with assaulting a peace officer. The deputy he assaulted was not seriously hurt.

Nettles has a long arrest record in Harris County dating back to 2012 that includes Theft, Possession of Marijuana and Evading Arrest. He is currently being held in jail without bond on three charges, two of which are previous charges due to violation of probation. Nettles has requested a public defender and his next court date is July 16 on the Evading Arrest charge from March of this year.


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