Man Arrested for Alleged Assault of Officer

Assault of Officer
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A man has been arrested by the Dallas Police Department for allegedly assaulting an officer, according to a news release.

Roderick Green, 33, was taken into custody on January 27.

Green was allegedly involved in two incidents on the same day at two different times, according to police.

The incident to which Dallas police responded at about 8:50 p.m. was the second that day involving Green.

Officers were called to the 4200 block of Buena Vista Street about a man who was attempting to enter multiple homes, police said.

When officers arrived on the scene, they located and attempted to arrest the suspect, later identified as Green, but he resisted and fled across the street, according to police.

Police said the officers used tasers on Green but were ineffective, at which point Green allegedly turned on one of the officers and began chasing her.

Green tackled the officer to the ground and began to tussle with her after she pulled her firearm from her holster, police alleged.

Police said Green grabbed the officer’s hand and weapon, and a single shot was fired.

No one was hit by the gunfire, police said.

A second officer on the scene was able to subdue Green and take him into custody.

The officer with whom Green struggled was transported to a local hospital, where she was treated and released.

Green was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation and was released but was then taken to the Dallas County Jail, police said.

Earlier, at about 7:20 p.m., Green was also involved in what police have called a “major accident.”

Police responded to an accident call in the 2400 block of N. Henderson Avenue about a driver in a sedan traveling northbound in the 5200 block of Belmont Avenue.

He then headed east on 2400 N. Henderson Avenue, jumped the curb, ran onto the sidewalk, and hit a patio wall, according to the press release.

The driver, who was identified as Green, then left the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Green was arrested for assault on a public servant and attempting to take a peace officer’s weapon.

According to the Dallas County Jail website, Green was also charged with burglary of a building.

Green is being held on a total bond of $25,000.

The investigation is ongoing and is documented under case numbers 016186-1023 and 016122-2023.

The first incident at 7:20 p.m. occurred in District 2, which is represented by Jesse Moreno. The second incident occurred in Paul Ridley’s District 14.

Both council members have been the subject of The Dallas Express Crime Boss series.

Moreno earned back-to-back Crime Boss of the Month titles for October and November last year, while Ridley was recently a runner-up for the title. Aggravated assaults in Ridley’s District 14 are up by about 70% year-to-date, according to the City of Dallas Open Data crime analytics dashboard.

The Dallas Express contacted the Dallas Police Department for additional information and comment and was referred to the news release.

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