Location: 3000 block of Argus Court
Offense: Injury to a Child
Case Number: 1912270020
On December 27, 2019 Corpus Christi Police Officers responded to a report of a video circulating on social media, which depicted an infant child being assaulted by a male, while a separate toddler child is shown in the background. Investigators quickly worked to identify the parties shown in the video. The child in the video was later identified as an 9-month-old male, who was being assaulted by his 31-year-old father. The 9-month-old child did not sustain major injuries.
On December 30, 2019, CCPD Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Marcus Reyna for Injury to a Child. 31-year-old Reyna was arrested on December 30, 2019, transported to the City Detention Center for processing and later booked into the Nueces County Jail on a $250,000 bond.
Investigators are working in conjunction with Child Protective Services on this case. We can confirm that Child Protective Services removed the 9-month-old child, along with a 2-year-old and 5-year-old that same day. 5 additional half-siblings are being cared for by family members.
This is still an active and ongoing investigation. If you have any information pertaining to this incident, you are encouraged to call the Corpus Christi Police Department at 361-886-2600. Anyone who would like to keep their identity secret and still provide information to Detectives should call Crime Stoppers at 888-TIPS (8477) or submit the tip online at https://www.p3tips.com/TipForm.aspx?ID=343&C=&T=.