Frank Macias: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Frank Macias is a Texas man charged with attacking a gay couple in Austin. Police say they expect to make more arrests in the January 19 beating of Spencer Deehring and Tristan Perry.

Macias, 22, was arrested and booked into Travis County Jail, according to an arrest affidavit. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, KVUE reported.

Macias’ bond was set at $300,000.

Perry and Deehring told police they were called racial slurs as they were holding hands while leaving a bar before being assaulted by “four or five guys.”

Perry suffered a concussion, internal bleeding, a broken nose, and other injuries. Deehring suffered a concussion and neck injuries.

Deehring and an eyewitness later both identified Macias as one of the attackers.

Austin police said they are investigating the attack as a hate crime.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Frank Macias is Charged With Assaulting a Gay Couple in Austin

JUST IN: Austin police release booking photo of Frank Macias, charged with downtown assault on two gay men.

— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) February 12, 2019

Frank Macias, 22, of Georgetown, was arrested and booked into Travis County Jail in connection to the assault on Tristan Perry and his boyfriend Spencer Deehring on January 19.

Macias was charged with two counts of second-degree felony aggravated assault.

His bond was set at $150,000 for each charge.

Macias and another alleged attacker were identified to police by a tipster who called the crime stoppers hotline. Macias was later identified as one of the attackers by Deehring and another eyewitness.

2. Police Say They Expect to Arrest More Attackers

NOW: Affidavit cites two main aggressors but says group of 4-5 potentially involved in attack.

— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) February 12, 2019

According to a police affidavit, eyewitness Jerone Young said Deehring and Perry were assaulted by four to five individuals.

Young identified two main aggressors, a white or Hispanic male in a windbreaker jacket and a white male with long blonde hair who was not wearing a shirt at the time.

Police say three more people are expected to be arrested, KVUE reported.

3. Tristan Perry and Spencer Deehring Said They Were Targeted for Holding Hands

According to police, Perry and Deehring said they were leaving Club Rain after celebrating a friend’s birthday when a man who walked by them called them “fa***ts.”

Deehring and Perry, who said they were holding hands at the time, told police they turned and asked “what did you say?”

The couple said the man then repeatedly called them “fa***ts” again before motioning to a group of several other men who then began to follow them while hurling homophobic slurs.

When Perry tried to “verbally defend himself” he was punched by the white man with no shirt and fell to the ground. The rest of the group began to kick him on the ground, they said.

When Deehring tried to defend his boyfriend, he was assaulted by the group as well until Young …read more



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