Longview man indicted for striking officer in head

Longview man indicted for striking officer in head

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - A Longview man has been indicted for assault against a peace officer.

Irin Tradarian Rugley, 21, was arrested and charged in October for the assault, as well as resisting arrest, search, and transport.

On Oct. 4, Longview officers conducted an investigation at Stamper Park, located at 400 Fair Street. Officers observed a vehicle inside the park. All parks are closed between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Officers approached the vehicle and observed Rugley along with a female occupant.  Police say Rugley was uncooperative and verbally defiant with officers when they were attempting to identify him.

Police say Rugley continued to be aggressive when he exited the vehicle and struck one of the officers in the head, causing bodily injury, before fleeing the area on foot.  Rugley was able to evade arrest at that time.

The officer was treated and released for his injuries at a local hospital.

A warrant for assault of a peace officer was issued for Rugley. He was located around 9:15 Wednesday night in the 1400 block of Mary Jane Street.

Rugley again was verbally defiant and resisted arrest. Officers were able to place him in custody and take him to the Gregg County Jail where he remains on a $12,000 bond.

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