Published: 2:07 pm, Tue. Jan. 26th, 2016Updated: 2:06 pm
An Artesia man was arrested Monday on multiple battery charges following a dispute at the Abo Apartments.
At approximately 12:50 p.m. Monday, officers with the Artesia Police Department were dispatched to the apartments in the 700 block of North 10th Street in reference to an open line 911 call. Upon officers’ arrival, they were alerted to a fight in progress around the corner of one of the structures and, according to the report, witnessed a male subject, later identified as Fabian J. Munoz, 19, of Artesia, kick another male in the torso.
The second male was standing between Munoz and two females on the stairway leading to the apartment in which the incident had originated.
One officer approached Munoz and took hold of his wrist in order to take him into custody. Munoz attempted to move again toward the other three subjects and so was pinned against the wall. He continued to resist as the officer attempted to handcuff him, the report states, but the officer was able to pin him sufficiently to secure handcuffs and began escorting Munoz to a patrol unit.
As the two approached the vehicle, Munoz began to resist again and was pinned against the vehicle. He reportedly spit in the officer’s face before he was finally able to be seated in the unit.
Upon interviewing the three other individuals involved, officers were informed a domestic dispute had ensued in which the two female victims were struck. One of the victims called the second male for help, and he was able to separate Munoz from them before being attacked, as officers observed.
Munoz was arrested on charges of two counts of battery, battery against a household member, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, and battery upon a peace officer.