STORM LAKE, Iowa | A Storm Lake, Iowa, man broke a police officer’s hand during an arrest Friday night, police said Monday.
Erick Gutierrez, 19, has been charged with assault of a peace officer causing injury, assault on a peace officer, interference with official acts causing injury, and interference with official acts. All are misdemeanors.
Police found Gutierrez in a closet when they were investigating a report of domestic disturbance in a Mae Street house, officials said in a statement. Gutierrez jumped out of the closet and punched the officer 10-15 times, police said. Police used a stun gun on him, officials said.
One of the officers and Gutierrez were taken to Buena Vista Regional Medical Center.
A woman at the Mae Street house, Maria Para, 25, also was charged with interference with official acts. She told officers Gutierrez had fled from the house, police said.