A Lubbock man remains in the county jail Monday night, accused of using a police officer's taser against him. NewsChannel 11 is told the officer is doing okay and that he didn't receive any major injuries from the incident.
Officer Travis Bratton called in for assistance around 12:30 a.m. Monday. He was in pursuit of a vehicle and according to the police report, he caught up with the suspect in the 1500 block of 24th Street.
Police say 28-year-old Antonio Olivarez evaded them in that car and on foot. He allegedly resisted arrest and assaulted officer Bratton. The report says Bratton tased Olivarez, then Olivarez allegedly disarmed Bratton and used the taser against him.
Olivarez was taken into custody, but not before getting checked out at University Medical Center. He remained in the Lubbock County Jail Monday night on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, evading arrest, resisting arrest and taking a weapon from a peace officer. He's also charged with possession of marijuana.
Aggravated assault on an officer is a felony. If convicted, Olivarez could face anywhere from two years, to life in prison.
LPD Officer Tased With Own Weapon
A Lubbock man is behind bars after allegedly using an LPD Officer's taser against him. NewsChannel 11's Ben Lawson has the story.