FREEPORT — Martin Ismael Escobedo has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault in the stabbing death of 28-year-old Anthony Perez Castillo, police confirmed.

Police arrested Escobedo, 38, at his workplace Wednesday afternoon, Freeport Police Chief Ray Garivey said. He is charged with a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

The investigation is ongoing and charges could be upgraded in the future, Garivey said.

Police believe a verbal altercation turned physical, leading to Castillo being stabbed, at the Pal Norte nightclub shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, the chief said.

Maddy McCarty is a reporter for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0151.

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