‘Combative' San Angelo man arrested for assaulting officer after accident

SAN ANGELO, Texas - A 22-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a San Angelo police officer.

Police say Antonio Dominguez Rios of San Angelo assaulted the officer after Rios had been involved in a single-vehicle rollover accident.

San Angelo police were dispatched to the 4200 block of Sunset Drive about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday after reports of a white 2017 Hyundai Elantra overturning and striking a utility pole in the Blue Cross Blue Shield parking lot.

“Responding Officers located (Rios) walking around, bleeding and suffering from apparent injuries sustained in the crash,” a San Angelo Police Department news release said Thursday.

“When the initial responding officer made contact with the driver, he refused medical treatment.  When the officer asked the driver for his license, the man advised he did not have one.  When the officer asked the driver for his name, the man advised he did not have one and began to curse and make incendiary comments towards the officer.”

A second officer then responded to “assist in gaining control of the man, who quickly became combative,” the release said. “One officer sustained minor injuries after being struck by the driver.”

Police say witnesses said Rios had been traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash and that Rios was “cursing and threatening bystanders who attempted to aid him after the crash.”

In addition to being charged with assault on a public servant, Rios was also charged with an outstanding parole violation warrant and failure to sign promise to appear at the jail after he “refused to sign citations for no driver’s license and fail to control speed.”

KTXS will provide additional details if they become available.



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