Caught on camera: Lubbock citizen assaults police officer - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/10/10

Caught on camera: Man assaults LPD officer

 

By Ann Wyatt Little  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock man will spend the night in the Lubbock County Jail after punching a Lubbock Police officer several times and the start of the fight was caught on camera.

Around 1:00 a.m., a Lubbock Police officer on DWI patrol stopped a vehicle LPD says ran a red light. The traffic stop turned into an assault on a police officer.

The moment Officer Angelo Blanco's vehicle pulls into the parking lot on the West Loop, 21-year-old Holden Scott Norman gets out of his car and approaches the officer. "That's unusual. Not your typical traffic stop," says Captain Greg Stevens with the Lubbock Police Department about the circumstances of this stop. Seconds later, Officer Blanco starts to handcuff the suspect, but Norman shoves the officer and decides to make a run for it.

The officer catches him, but he escapes. Police say Norman punched the officer multiple times. Officer Blanco tased the suspect, but his taser failed. This run and fight scenario takes place several times over the course of several blocks before Norman is hand cuffed.

"Even in the midst of foot chase, hand to hand fight, using taser, using baton he remained calm gave his location and did a superb job of using physical fitness and the things he was taught to hold on until back up officers arrived," said Cpt. Stevens.

Officer Blanco tackled the suspect in front of the Twin Oaks Apartments and held his own for about four minutes before back up arrived. A K-9 unit arrived and took Norman into custody several blocks away from where he stopped his car.  Officer Blanco was treated at University Medical Center for bruises and cuts. The department says he is doing well.

The 21-year-old faces charges for evading and resisting arrest, assaulting a peace officer and drug possession. Before the fighting started, Officer Blanco removed a knife from Norman's front pocket.

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