UPDATE: Man charged with attempted assault on deputy
A Gresham resident faces two accusations after he swung a "sharp, multi-purpose tool" and backed his car into a sheriff's deputy around 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, in Gresham.
A spokesman for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office said Bonaifacio Bermudez-Gonzales, 24, was stopped by parole and probation officers on a preexisting domestic violence detainer at 928 S.E. 224th Ave.
When he refused to get out of his car, officers put down a spike strip and pepper sprayed him. Bermudez-Gonzales then drove off with a flat tire.
A sheriff's deputy spotted Bermudez-Gonzales at the corner of Northeast 17th and Northeast Kane, near Mt. Hood Community College, and initiated a traffice stop.
"(The man) pulled over and took off again, not going very fast because he had a flat tire," Lt. Marc Shrake said in a phone interview.
The deputy followed the driver into The Groves apartment complex — located at 3500 N.E. 17th Street — as the driver headed into a dead-end area near Building K.
"There was a small altercation where the driver tried to back his vehicle back... causing the deputy to jump back," Lt. Shrake said.
Bermudez-Gonzales was tased by the officer, then arrested. He will be charged with attempted assault on a police officer and an attempt to elude, according to a press announcement.