Santa Fe man jailed for assault, resisting arrest

June 17, 2012 1:23:52 PM PDT
Police shot a Santa Fe man twice with a Taser gun Sunday after a disturbance with his brother in an alleged drug-fueled rage.

It started just after 4am Sunday in the 12100 block of 13th Street.

According to investigators, 30-year-old David Flowers showed up outside a home occupied by his brother and his brother's girlfriend. Flowers appeared to be high on drugs when he arrived and he was yelling at them, his brother told police.

Flowers pushed his brother's girlfriend to the ground, hard enough to cause a large knot on the back of her head, police said.

Authorities said Flowers then punched his brother in the face, bit his arm and placed him in a headlock to restrict his breathing.

The victims were able to flee into the home and call police. By the time officers arrived, Flowers was gone.

As investigators were interviewing the victims, they heard dogs barking nearby. An officer went outside and found Flowers lying in the grass, holding his hands under him.

Police tried to take Flowers into custody, but they said he refused to pull his hands out from beneath him and it appeared he was trying to reach into his waistband.

According to officials, police shot Flowers with a Taser and handcuffed him, but he continued to violently resist. He was then shot with the Taser a second time.

Santa Fe EMS examined Flowers and cleared him for jail.

He was charged with felony assault of family member impeding breath, misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury, and resisting arrest. Bond was set at $59,000.

Investigators said Flowers has a previous conviction for aggravated robbery. He was sentenced to five years in the Texas Department of Corrections in 2004.

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