Victoria Police Department officers arrest man interfering with employees laying fiber optic cable

Due to his aggressiveness, resistive behavior, and for officer safety, a taser was deployed on the man.

VICTORIA, Texas – On Thursday, October 13th, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Victoria Police Department officers responded to the 700 block of Glascow Street to assist employees who were laying fiber optic cable in the area. Upon arrival, the employee advised a white Jeep had parked near their vehicle and was interfering with their work area. An officer approached the driver in the white Jeep and requested for him to move his vehicle, after several minutes the driver reluctantly moved his vehicle. The driver conducted a U-turn and stopped his vehicle in the roadway. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle for impeding traffic. In contacting the driver, it was quickly learned he would not cooperate with the officer’s commands, to include exiting his vehicle. As officers attempted to remove the driver from the vehicle, he became combative and struck the officer’s arm.  Due to his aggressiveness, resistive behavior, and for officer safety, a taser was deployed. After a brief struggle, he was taken into custody. 

The driver has been identified as 42-year-old Victoria resident Jose Gonzalez. Gonzalez was arrested on the following charges: 

Fail to Identify

Assault Public Servant

Unlawful Carrying a Weapon

Resisting Arrest/Search/Transport