Man arrested after fight outside Salt Lake City bar

Sergio Rodriguez. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A man is facing multiple charges after a fight outside a Salt Lake City bar in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A probable cause statement from the 3rd District Court of Salt Lake County said Sergio Rodriguez, 23, is facing charges of:

  • Aggravated assault, a third-degree felony
  • Assault by a prisoner, a third-degree felony
  • Assault on a peace officer, a class A misdemeanor
  • Interference with an arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor
  • Failure to disclose identity, a class B misdemeanor
  • Intoxication, a class C misdemeanor
  • Disorderly conduct, an infraction

Officers observed multiple people physically fighting on the corner of West Temple Street and Pierpont Avenue outside a bar a little before 2 a.m., the probable cause statement said.

“I observed the A/P (accused person), Sergio Rodriguez, punching and kicking the victim in the face,” the arresting officer wrote. “I tackled Sergio to the ground and separated him from the victim. While officers were attempting to defuse the situation, Sergio ran up to the victim, kicked an officer in the groin and began punching the victim again.”

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Rodriguez was taken to the ground by officers and “necessary force” was used to prevent him from continuing the assault and to take him into custody, the statement said.

“Sergio was actively resisting being taken into custody by pulling his arms away and stiffening his body,” the statement said. “After being taken into custody, Sergio refused to identify himself and continued to physically resist officers. A WRAP restraint was utilized to take control of Sergio; while the restraint was being deployed, Sergio positioned his body in an attempt to assault the officer.”

Rodriguez was transported to the Salt Lake County Jail with his bail set at $5,000.

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