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Grand jury indicts Lubbock man on 2 counts of assaulting a police officer

Eliseo Padillo, age 30 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Eliseo Padillo, age 30 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A Lubbock man accused of resisting arrest and assaulting several Lubbock Police Officers on June 25 in the Whataburger parking lot at 19th and Avenue Q, has been indicted by a grand jury. He has been indicted on two counts of assault of a public servant.

LPD was called to the Whataburger about 2:30 a.m. on June 25. Police say they received reports of disturbances by a male suspect who was reported to possibly be on narcotics.

Officers Perez and Mitchell responded to the call. Mitchell approached the suspect near a white truck.

The report from the LPD identified the suspect as Eliseo Padilla, age 30.

Officer Mitchell was attempting to place Padilla in custody when the LPD reports that Padilla then struck Mitchell in the face.

LPD says that Padilla then pulled Mitchell into the truck and continued to assault him.

At this point Officers Perez and Wood arrived on the scene to assist Mitchell.

LPD says that all officers present attempted to take Padilla into custody he continued to fight and injure the officers.

Padilla was arrested and taken to the Lubbock County Detention Center. He has been charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and fail to ID. Padilla was released on a combined $32,250 bond.

Lubbock Police Chief Greg Stevens released the body cam footage of the event exclusively to KCBD.

The footage can be seen here:

Chief Stevens said police found a large knife in Padilla’s pocket and a rifle in the car.

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