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Man arrested after allegedly head-butting officer


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Roswell Police early Saturday arrested a man after he allegedly assaulted two officers and led them on a brief foot pursuit.

Tommy Barreras, 30, of Roswell, also known as Tommy C. Barreras and Tommy Carlos Barreras, is accused of trying to flee from the officers Saturday at about 5:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Shartelle Street, according to documents filed Monday in Chaves County Magistrate Court.

One of the officers sustained a cut on his left cheek and was allegedly head-butted by Barreras.

“Mr. Barreras unlawfully and intentionally used the application of force against officers in their lawful discharge of duties in a rude, insolent or angry manner,” an officer stated in a court document.

Barreras was subsequently charged on one count each of pedestrian in roadways; battery of a peace officer; and evading, resisting or obstructing an officer.

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According to a police report, Barreras was also arrested for failure to appear in court.

Barreras had allegedly been walking in the middle of the roadway and was not cooperating with officers when they asked for his name.

When officers did learn Barreras’ name from dispatch, he allegedly started to walk away and refused to obey the officers, who ordered him multiple times to stop.

One of the officers than grabbed one of Barreras’ arms. Barreras responded by pulling away from her. Another officer then grabbed Barreras and knocked him to the ground.

Barreras, according to court documents, got up multiple times to try and resist arrest. He was then taken down several times by one of the officers.

Court documents state Barreras was able to break free from the officers and allegedly tried to flee from them.

Barreras in his attempt to escape then jumped over a fence. An officer chased him and after catching up with Barreras, was able to again knock him to the ground.

One of the officers then pulled out her taser and tased Barreras.

Barreras, according to court records, was released on his own recognizance following an initial appearance Monday in Magistrate Court.

As part of his court-ordered conditions of release, Barreras cannot posses a firearm or dangerous weapon, consume alcohol, or leave the county without prior permission of the court and must notify the court about any change of address.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext, 301, or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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