Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

NLR police scuffle lands man in jail

- WILLIAM SANDERS

North Little Rock police arrested a man Wednesday morning in the assault of an officer attempting to detain him, according to an arrest report.

Officers stopped a vehicle about 5:15 a.m. after a short pursuit on John F. Kennedy Boulevard and North Hills Boulevard and found passenger Silvio Hernandez, 20, of North Little Rock passed out in the passenger seat, the report said.

The driver’s name is not disclosed in the report, and it is unclear whether he was arrested.

When police attempted to detain Hernandez, he resisted, punching one of the officers and spitting in their faces before they were able to get him to the ground, according to the report.

Hernandez kicked a second officer in the chest, the report said.

A search of the vehicle found the anxiety drug alprazolam and a stolen firearm, according to the report.

Hernandez was taken to the Pulaski County jail, where he was being held without bail and charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault, felony battery, felony possession of alprazolam with purpose, felony theft by receiving and misdemeano­r resisting arrest.

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