LPD Officer Tased With Own Weapon - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/7/07

LPD Officer Tased With Own Weapon

Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff

Lubbock Police tell NewsChannel 11 an officer is doing okay, after being tazed by his own weapon.

Officer Travis Bratton was in pursuit of a vehicle around 12:30 a.m. Monday.  Bratton caught up with the suspect, 28-year-old Antonio Olivarez in the 1500 Block of 24th.

According to the police report, Olivarez evaded police in the car and on foot.  Bratton called for assistance and when police caught up with him, Olivarez allegedly resisted arrest and assaulted officer Bratton.

The report says Bratton then tased Olivarez, but Olivarez then allegedly took the taser and shocked Bratton with it.

Olivarez was eventually taken into police custody, after being checked out at University Medical Center. He's now being held in the Lubbock County Jail on a number of charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, evading arrest and taking a weapon from a peace officer.

Police tell us that Bratton is okay and that he didn't have any major injuries.

Aggravated assault on a peace officer is a felony.  If convicted, Olivarez could face two years to life in prison, depending on what degree, first, second, or third.

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