5 things for Houstonians to know for Tuesday, Nov. 17
Here are things to know for Tuesday, Nov. 17:1. Ruiz was indicted on Nov. 10 and charged with two counts of depriving two victims of their right to bodily integrity. Greg Abbott said a COVID-19 antibody therapy will be distributed to hospitals Monday. Abbott said Friday that the Texas Department of State Health Services will distribute the therapy -- called Bamlanivimab -- to hospitals across Texas. It will be distributed to acute care hospitals across the state, according to Abbott’s office.
Former Arcola officer accused of kidnapping, sexual abuse faces federal charges
HOUSTON – A former Arcola police officer accused of kidnapping and sexual abuse is facing several federal charges, according to U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick. Hector Aaron Ruiz, 25, was arrested after being accused of aggravated sexual abuse and kidnapping while serving as an officer for the Arcola Police Department, according to prosecutors. READ: Arcola officer faces new charges after second woman accuses him of sexual assaultRuiz was indicted on Nov. 10 and charged with two counts of depriving two victims of their right to bodily integrity. Ruiz was charged with the state charges of felony sexual assault and official oppression charges in connection with that incident. About the suspectRuiz was employed as a full-time police officer with the Arcola police department for 14 months.