Family disturbance in north Harris County turns dangerous for responding deputies

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Authorities say a man tackled officers and even disarmed one during a disturbance in north Harris County.

A man is facing some serious charges after a confrontation with deputies in north Harris County spun out of control.

According to the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable's Office, three deputies responded Friday afternoon to a family disturbance report at a home in the 13100 block of Stonefield. When they arrived, they were greeted by 28-year-old Cardero Mitchell, and he began fighting with them.

Officers tried to subdue Mitchell with a stun gun, but it wasn't working. They tackled him to the ground, but Mitchell disarmed one of the officers, causing a weapon to fire. No one was struck by the bullet.

"Here we are first day of the new year, this is not what we expected in anyway to have an individual physically attack police officers, as in this case, and try to kill our officers," Pct. 4 Constable Mark Herman siad.

The suspect eventually was taken into custody. He now faces charges of aggravated assault of a police officer and disarming a police officer. However, the sheriff's office is looking into whether it can upgrade the charges against him to attempted murder.

Another person was detained at the scene but hasn't been charged.
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