Rifle Police tangle with Parachute man | PostIndependent.com

Rifle Police tangle with Parachute man

Pete Fowler
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

RIFLE ” Rifle police arrested a Parachute man Saturday after he allegedly tried to punch an officer in the face after drinking and fighting with his brother.

An officer wrote in an arrest affidavit that he blocked the punch with his shoulder, then punched James Wayne Davidson in his face. Davidson, 28, of Parachute, immediately fell to the ground, face-first, according to the officer.

Davidson was arrested Saturday afternoon near the intersection of East Third Street and Ute Avenue on suspicion of second-degree assault on a peace officer, obstructing government operations, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and two counts of criminal attempt. He was taken to the Garfield County Jail and hadn’t posted an $8,500 bond by Wednesday afternoon.

According to the affidavit, witnesses told officers Davidson drank and fought with his brother about money and punched two cars with his fists. He allegedly tried to punch the officer later when the officer responded to a disturbance call and asked Davidson for his driver’s license. The officer says Davidson tried to head-butt him during the arrest and later yelled at EMTs and threatened to kill one of them.

During a ride to the hospital in a patrol car, Davidson allegedly said, “I’m going to blow up every cop I see.” But later at the hospital he apologized and told police, “I respect what you do, I just disagree with your politics,” the affidavit says.

Contact Pete Fowler: 384-9121


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