Nevarez arrested after assaulting police officers

    Rene Nevarez, age 23, of Holyoke, was arrested Saturday, March 4, after assaulting law enforcement, among several other charges, according to a report from Holyoke Police Department.
    At approximately 3:35 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Mark Werts and Officer Mary Seeley were on patrol in the 700 block of South Bowman Avenue when they heard a disturbance coming from a residence. Upon arrival at the residence, a chair was thrown through a second-story window to the ground.
    Officers contacted Nevarez, who appeared to be under an altered mental status.
    They began speaking to Nevarez when he pulled Werts into the residence and began to assault him and Seeley. The officers called for assistance, and sheriff’s deputies from Phillips and Sedgwick counties responded. Officers were able to subdue Nevarez and were assisted by members of the Holyoke community.
    Nevarez was transported to Melissa Memorial Hospital by ambulance for evaluation and was released later that evening.
    During the course of the incident, three Holyoke police officers were injured. Werts and Seeley were transported by vehicle by the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office to MMH where they were treated and released. Officer Joseph Marcum sustained minor injuries that did not require immediate care.
    Upon release from the hospital, Nevarez was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct (petty offense), obstructing a peace officer (misdemeanor 2), resisting arrest (misdemeanor 2), attempt to disarm a peace officer (felony 6), disarming a peace officer (felony 5) and three counts of second-degree assault of a peace officer (felony 4).
    Nevarez was transported to Logan County Jail.
    The incident is still under investigation.
    Holyoke Police Department is appreciative of the assistance from the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office, the Holyoke ambulance and members of the Holyoke community.

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