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SPRING VALLEY – A police officer responding to a home violence incident suffered a stab wound to his torso Wednesday whereas making an attempt to arrest a 37-yr-previous man who threw a range prime and different kitchen gadgets at him, police stated.
Artemio Gonzalez faces felony costs of second-diploma tried homicide and first-diploma assault after the officer used a Taser to subdue him following a wrestle inside a house on Prospect Road, police stated. A second officer who arrived to help additionally wanted medical remedy, police stated.
Police and medical personnel went to the home at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday on a grievance a few man “going loopy, destroying every part and hitting the youngsters,” Spring Valley Police Lt. Jack Bosworth stated in a information launch.
The officer arrived inside two minutes to seek out the caller and different household “outdoors the house crying and yelling for assist,” Bosworth stated.
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Inside the house, the officer saw a man identified as Gonzalez acting irrationally and throwing items around the kitchen, Bosworth said.
When he saw the officer, Gonzalez began throwing pots, pans and other items before ripping off the stove top and throwing it at the officer, he said.
Bosworth said the officer’s attempts to calm down Gonzalez didn’t work and a physical altercation ensued, “during which the suspect was able to arm himself with a knife” and “repeatedly tried to stab the officer resulting in one stab wound to the officer’s torso.”
The officer activated the emergency button on his portable radio, alerting the department and another officer arrived at the scene, Bosworth said.
The other officer helped break up the fight, allowing Gonzalez to be apprehended, he said.
Both officers — whose names were withheld — and Gonzalez were treated at a local hospital and released.
Gonzalez was ordered held in the county jail without bail by Spring Valley Justice David Fried. He is scheduled to appear in Justice Court on Friday morning.
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