UPDATED: Man who fought Hemet officer released 2 days later after pleading guilty
UPDATED: With guilty plea and consequences
HEMET – A local man was arrested Monday, August 15 after he allegedly fought with a Hemet Police officer. He was released from incarceration just two days later after pleading guilty in court.
26-year-old David Shaw was seen by a judge at the Banning Justice Center Wednesday, Aug. 17.
Although Shaw faced as much as $10,000 in fines or incarceration in a county jail for up to a year – or both – he was allowed to plead guilty to a single misdemeanor count of felony resisting arrest. His other charges were dismissed. He was ordered to serve the next 36 months on summary probation and was ordered to pay $220 in restitution and court fees
After spending just two days in jail, Shaw was immediately released from incarceration after his court appearance.
The incident began during the early morning hours when an officer contacted Shaw in Weston Park located at 700 E. Florida Ave. The park was closed for cleaning and maintenance.
Shaw immediately began resisting the officer, according to a press release issued by the department. The officer took the violently resisting man to the ground. He then deployed his Taser less-lethal weapon at Shaw to end his resistance. After the successful Taser deployment, the officer was able to take him into custody.
A subsequent record check revealed Shaw had a warrant for failing to stop for a posted stop sign, a traffic code violation.
The officer was not injured during the incident.
Shaw was treated for minor injuries he received in the incident before he was transported to the Southwest Detention Center where he was booked on suspicion of resisting a peace officer with violence, a felony and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.
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