Christian Castro, the 21-year-old Lubbock man who was once a person of interest in the murder of Mark Ysasaga, has now been arrested twice in the same week.

Castro was arrested by Lubbock police officers Wednesday (August 17) after his pregnant girlfriend alleged he had physically assaulted her. He was released Thursday morning after posting bail.

Later that day, Castro was booked again into the Lubbock County Detention Center, this time for retaliation. Castro allegedly threatened a police officer's wife.

According to Everything Lubbock, which obtained court documents on Castro's arrest, a Lubbock police officer described an exchange with the suspect: "During this time, Mr. Castro was yelling at me. At one point during the time near my vehicle he advised me he planned on sodomizing my wife."

Castro's current bond is set at $100,000.

Castro's History With the Lubbock Police

Castro was named a person of interest in Lubbock teen Mark Ysasaga's murder

Mark Ysasaga
Mark Ysasaga (Photo: Lubbock Police Department)

Ysasaga's body was discovered in July 2015 -- around three years after the teen had disappeared in Lubbock. Police reportedly found the body after an anonymous Crime Line tip.

It was later reported that police had paid out $10,000 to Christian Castro for the information they received that led to the discovery of Ysasaga's body. Pending charges against Castro for Aggravated Kidnapping and Robbery were also dropped.

After this news broke, Lubbock Police Department Assistant Police Chief James Shavers, who oversaw the Ysasaga investigation, was demoted. Additionally, Lubbock Police Chief Roger Ellie was demoted, and later retired from the force.


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