Suspect who fought with cops sentenced

Published 3:54pm Saturday, December 15, 2012

A local convicted in a July drug bust and assault case was sentenced Thursday in Mower County Court to five years’ supervised probation and 80 hours’ community service.

Jonathan William Talamantes, 26, of Austin, was convicted of felony fourth-degree assault of a peace officer and gross misdemeanor obstruction of legal process. He received a stay of adjudication for a felony fifth-degree drug possession charge, and felony fifth-degree assault with two or more previous convictions was dismissed.

Police went to the 400 block of 27th Street SW on July 24 to find Talamantes. When they arrived, Talamantes — carrying a black backpack — saw the officers and ran in the back door of a building. Inside, police found Talamantes hiding in a closet. Talamantes reportedly hid something in his mouth and ran to the sink to get water. The court complaint adds Talamantes refused to put his hands behind his back twice and was then shocked with a Taser, which was unsuccessful.

Talamantes then swung at the officers, so they shocked him again, that time successfully. Talamantes reportedly continued to have violent mood swings.

Police found a marijuana blunt in the closet with Talamantes’ backpack and two baggies, one of which contained traces of methamphetamines. Talamantes was arrested and taken to the Mower County jail.

Talamantes’ record shows previous convictions for domestic assault in May 2010 and fifth-degree domestic assault in January 2011.

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