Austin man accused of biting police officer pleads not guilty

Published 7:48 am Friday, August 11, 2017

An Austin man who allegedly bit an Austin police officer during an arrest has pleaded not guilty to charges.

Pablo Alfonso Nunez, 24

Pablo Alfonso Nunez, 24, pleaded not guilty to charges of felony terroristic threats, felony fourth-degree assault on a peace officer and three counts of gross misdemeanor domestic assault in Mower County District Court on Thursday.

According to Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger, a group of people on 10th Street Northwest told a police officer around 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22, that Nunez was “going crazy” and was trying to grab a knife.

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Krueger added that officers subdued Nunez and handcuffed him, at which point he began to bang his head on the concrete. Officers then moved him to the grass, where he bit a female officer on the leg. The bite was not serious and the officer continued to work her shift.

A pre-trial has been scheduled for Nunez on Dec. 1.