Suspect violently assaults RPD officer

Suspect violently assaults RPD officerRIDGECREST POLICE DEPARTMENT - On 05/14/2021, at approximately 11:10PM, Officers were dispatched to 340 S. Downs St. regarding Miguel Mora outside one of the apartments in violation of a served restraining order. Upon arrival, Mora was located in the apartment complex parking lot near the victim’s apartment. Officers attempted to take Mora into custody for violating the restraining order; however, Mora tried to pull away from officers and refused to comply with their lawful orders to stop resisting. Officers struggled with Mora for a short time. During the struggle with Mora, he was able to kick one of the officers in the face/neck. A “Less Lethal” taser was used to assist in subduing Mora, which had the desired effect and Mora was arrested without further incident.

Mora was arrested for the listed charges and transported to the Central Receiving Facility (CRF) in Bakersfield, CA.

Story First Published: 2021-05-21