Man attacks 3 cops, bystander in court
It took five people to stop the attack
By PoliceOne Staff
KOKOMO, Ind. — A man punched a trooper and attacked two other LEOs and a bystander in court after a judge’s ruling.
Jacob Gallegos, 21, was representing himself on drug-related charges Thursday when the judge ruled he should be handcuffed and held in jail, FOX 59 reported.
“You could see it in his eyes that he was not wanting to go to jail and that he was going to do whatever it took to make sure he did not go,” Trooper Matt Moon said.
Gallegos punched a bailiff in the face and Moon in his eye. He then attacked a DEA agent and a person sitting in the courtroom, the news station reported. It took five people to stop him from attacking others.
All the victims were treated and released. Moon received three stitches under his eye.
Gallegos faces charges for contempt of court, resisting arrest and battery resulting in bodily injury.