Man Accused of Punching Police Officer 10 to 15 Times

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By Liz Blood

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A 19-year-old northwest Iowa man has been arrested, accused of punching a police officer 10 to 15 times after jumping out of a closet.

The Sioux City Journal reports that Erick Gutierrez, of Storm Lake, was arrested on Friday night. Officers had been called to a Storm Lake house to investigate a domestic disturbance.

Police say one of the officer's hands was broken during a melee that followed the discovery of Gutierrez's hiding spot. A stun gun was used to subdue Gutierrez.

Court records say Gutierrez faces three misdemeanor charges, including two for assault. Online court records don't list the name of his attorney.
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