Abused woman rescued outside Mission HEB, husband charged

36-year-old Martin Pina

A Mission man is behind bars for allegedly beating his wife and holding her against her will.

Martin Pina, 36, was booked into the Hidalgo County Jail just past midnight on Saturday morning.

Mission Police arrested him Friday at the HEB parking lot on Highway 495 and Conway Ave.

They say his beaten wife was able to pass a note to another shopper that parked next to Pina TMs car.

The note said the woman was being held against her will and asked the shopper to call police.

The shopper did so, and police arrested Pina after he returned from the store, while the woman was transported to a Mission hospital.

A judge charged Pina with unlawful restraint and issued him a $100,000 bond.