44-year-old Cordova Ocegueda was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest after fighting with Omni Hotel security and being found staggering down 5th Avenue.
On March 3rd, officers were called to the Omni Hotel in reference to a Hispanic male that was fighting with security officers. Upon arrival, a witness advised what happened and pointed out the man walking down 5th Avenue, later identified as Cordova Ocegueda.
The officer approached Cordova and commanded him to stop, in which he complied. The officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from his person, along with slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and he was staggering as he walked. Cordova admitted to officers that he had fought with security, but it was because they started it.
Based on Cordova’s level of intoxication and the statements made by both parties, officers noted there was probable cause that Cordova was intoxicated. When officers commanded Cordova to place his hands behind his back, he refused to comply. Officers then grabbed his arms and attempted to place them behind his back, Cordova tried to separate his arms and actively resisted.
Cordova Ocegueda was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication and Resisting Arrest. His bond was set at $1,000.