October 11, 2012

Raymond Garcia - Jailed After Getting Into Brawl With Stop Sign, Fighting Officers

Roswell, New Mexico (The Weekly Vice) - Raymond Garcia, a 45-year-old Roswell man was jailed Friday after he allegedly got into a fight with a stop sign, then attacked police officers who had been dispatched to break up the altercation.

According to Roswell Police, officers dispatched to Main Street and West Deming at around 2:30 a.m. after a witness called 911 to report that a man was engaged in a fight with a stop sign,

When officers arrived on the scene, Garcia became argumentative and attempted to flee. Two officers shot Garcia with Taser darts, however Garcia kicked and fought officers as they attempted to apprehend him.

Officers attempted to use a Taser on Garcia a second time, however, he pulled the darts out and continued to resist.  One officer attempted to use a baton to subdue him, however, Garcia reportedly grabbed the baton and swung it at officers.

When officers tried to use pepper spray on Garcia, he wiped his face and ran away - throwing the baton at officers as he fled.

Eventually, Garcia was tackled and subdued by three officers.

Investigators believe that Garcia had used drugs prior to the incident, however, none were found on his person. The stop sign was not seriously injured in the attack.

He was booked into the Chaves County Detention Center and charged with aggravated assault against a peace officer, disarming, and resisting arrest.

Mandi Milenko
The Weekly Vice

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