Suspect arrested in Texas hate crime

AUSTIN, TX (NBC) - Four suspects have been taken into custody in connection to the brutal attack of a gay couple in downtown Austin, Texas last month.

Georgetown resident Frank Macias, 22, was arrested Tuesday morning according to a court affidavit. He faces two counts of second-degree felony aggravated assault after allegedly participating in the beating of Spencer Deehring and Tristan Perry on January 19 as they left a bar.

Charges have also been filed for two other suspects: Miguel Macias and Kolby Monnell. Through Instagram, Miguel was identified as both the brother of Frank Macias and also to have matched the images of a man with the same forearm tattoos fleeing the scene.

When the couple asked him what he said, they told police the man started to "hurl the word f----- several times while simultaneously motioning other individuals to his location," police wrote in the court document.

A man described as muscular and having long, dirty blonde hair allegedly punched Perry who fell to the ground. "The entire group of individuals began punching and kicking him," police wrote. Deehring tried to step in and defend his boyfriend and police say the group attacked him as well.