Arturo Madrid, 26, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and aggravated DWI. Around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Roswell Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block of East Alameda. Madrid had been arrested earlier this week for battery.
Following his release, he continued to harass his girlfriend on the phone. After repeatedly calling her, Madrid stated he was coming to her house. She notified the RPD. Officers were called in to intercept Madrid before he arrived at her residence. When officers attempted to stop him, Madrid sped away.
Officers pursued him to the area around Wildy Drive and Forest Place, where he struck two parked vehicles. Madrid then tried to complete a U-turn in the front yard of a residence. Officer S. Napier pulled her patrol unit into position to block the vehicle. M a d r i d rammed the front of the patrol car and knocked it out of his path.
â€œLuckily, she was pulled up a short distance away, so he could never build up enough speed to do any real damage,â€ said RPD Public Information Officer Travis Holley.
Madridâ€™s vehicle then struck a light pole and fire hydrant. He exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. After a brief struggle he was subdued and taken to Chaves County Detention Center.
â€œNone of the officers were injured,â€ said Holley. Madrid is charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated DWI, unlawful use of a license, leaving the scene of an accident and resisting arrest. Bond was set at $25,000 cash surety.