Man accused of assaulting Oklahoma City police officer
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
Earlier this week, two police officers were driving in the 400 block of SE 18th when they say smelled marijuana coming from the backyard of a home.
According to the police report, when the officers got out of their car, the home owner, Alex Cervantes, came out of his house and asked officers what was going on.
One of the officers told Cervantes that they “didn’t know yet and to go back inside.”
The police report says the officer went to the backyard and escorted a man, Christian Johnson, back to his patrol car.
Police say Johnson was very intoxicated and smelled like marijuana. He was placed in the backseat of the patrol car. He was cited for being drunk in public.
Cervantes then began yelling at the police officers.
Police say Cervantes was cussing and became “very aggressive.”
According to the police report, when one officer placed his hand on Cervantes elbow to motion him to the scout car, Cervantes became upset and threw a punch, striking the officer.
He was placed under arrest after the struggle.
Cervantes was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail on multiple charges, including assault and battery on a police officer, social host violation, obstruction, assault and battery on a city official, failure to comply with lawful order, and possession of controlled dangerous substance.
Two minors at the scene were also cited for possession of 3.2 beer. They were both released to their mother.