Re­port: Man bites of­fi­cer, re­sists ar­rest

Westside Eagle-Observer - - NEWS - JANELLE JESSEN jjessen@nwadg.com

Jose Ar­royo San­doval, 34, of Gentry, was ar­rested on Oct. 1 in con­nec­tion with flee­ing from po­lice and as­sault­ing of­fi­cers — in­clud­ing bit­ing one of­fi­cer mul­ti­ple times, ac­cord­ing to the Siloam Springs Po­lice De­part­ment.

The in­ci­dent be­gan when of­fi­cers were dis­patched to a re­port of a sus­pi­cious per­son near Wash­ing­ton and Jef­fer­son Streets on Oct. 1, a re­lease from the de­part­ment states.

When the two of­fi­cers spoke with San­doval, he gave them a false date of birth, the re­lease states. Of­fi­cers were able to de­ter­mine San­doval’s ac­tual date of birth and dis­cov­ered he had nu­mer­ous war­rants for theft of prop­erty, crim­i­nal tres­pass and fail­ure to ap­pear, the re­lease states.

When of­fi­cers at­tempted to place San­doval in hand­cuffs, he fled on foot and of­fi­cers gave chase, the re­lease states. When of­fi­cers caught San­doval, he al­legedly re­sisted their at­tempts to place him in hand­cuffs by fight­ing them and dis­obey­ing or­ders, it states. Dur­ing the strug­gle, San­doval re­trieved a knife from his pocket but was dis­armed, the re­lease states.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­lease, it was then that San­doval con­tin­ued to fight, bit­ing one of­fi­cer mul­ti­ple times be­fore be­ing re­strained.

San­doval was taken into cus­tody and trans­ported to the Siloam Springs Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal where he was treated for mi­nor in­juries. He was then trans­ported to the Ben­ton County Jail.

On Oct. 2, Ben­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice records show he was be­ing held in the jail in con­nec­tion with eight charges, in­clud­ing ag­gra­vated as­sault on a law en­force­ment of­fi­cer, bat­tery in the sec­ond de­gree and ob­struct­ing govern­men­tal op­er­a­tions, as well as on his pre­vi­ous war­rants.

Both Siloam Springs of­fi­cers were treated and re­leased for the in­juries they re­ceived dur­ing the al­ter­ca­tion, the re­lease states.

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