Sheldon Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Assaulting An Officer

Mon 3-11-2019

(Sheldon)-- A Sheldon man arrested on multiple charges in connection with an incident in November in Sheldon has been sentenced.

Police say it started when an officer spotted a vehicle being driven by someone who didn’t have a license. The vehicle took off after the officer attempted to pull it over, resulting in a short pursuit that ended after the vehicle ran over a curb.

Authorities say the driver of the suspect vehicle, Edgardo Torres-Gallozo of Sheldon, allegedly punched the officer in the face, then led the officer on a foot pursuit before managing to get away.

Torres-Gallozo was charged with escape from custody, fraudulent use of registration, failure to provide proof of insurance, operating a non-registered vehicle, assault on a peace officer causing bodily injury, interference with official acts causing bodily injury, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, driving without a valid driver’s license, and eluding.

He pleaded guilty to assault on persons in certain occupants causing bodily injury, an aggravated misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 364 days in jail, with 304 days suspended… placed on probation for one year… and ordered to pay 11-hundred dollars in fines, surcharges, and court costs.