Police: Suspect breaks Storm Lake, Iowa, officer's hand

2013-02-25T09:41:00Z 2013-08-12T09:32:08Z Police: Suspect breaks Storm Lake, Iowa, officer's handMOLLY MONTAG mmontag@siouxcityjournal.com Sioux City Journal
February 25, 2013 9:41 am  • 

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.

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