Forgery, assault charges for man who allegedly assaulted deputy

Published 4:23 pm Wednesday, October 20, 2010

An Austin man who allegedly kicked a deputy in the inner thigh on Saturday is now being charged with felony forgery and assault.

Omar Antonio Cruz-Arguijo, 28, faces charges of fourth-degree assault on a peace officer, driving after cancellation and no proof of insurance — along with the felony forgery charge.

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Cruz-Arguijo was initially pulled over for a routine traffic stop when his vehicle crossed the center line early Saturday morning. Cruz-Arguijo was unable to provide the deputy with a driver’s license or insurance but presented him with a permanent resident card, which he later admitted to making himself.

After Cruz-Arguijo gave the deputy the forged permanent resident card, the deputy asked him to step out of the car and he refused.

After some resistance, the deputy handcuffed Cruz-Arguijo, but he refused to get in the back of the squad car and allegedly kicked the deputy in the right inner thigh area.

The deputy then used a stun gun on Cruz-Arguijo, but it had little to no effect, according to court documents.

One other deputy, a city police officer and a translator were called for assistance during the incident, and the officers were able to detain Cruz-Arguijo.

Cruz-Arguijo will appear in court again on Oct. 28.