Officer injured in scuffle with suspect


A Marshalltown Police officer received minor injuries during a scuffle with a domestic abuse suspect late last week.

MPD Capt. Brian Batterson reported that on Friday afternoon, authorities received a call about a woman being assaulted by a man in the 200 block of East Linn Street.

When an officer arrived, the man and woman were seated in their vehicle, about ready to drive off.

The officer stopped the car and the man exited the vehicle. Batterson said the officer asked the man to raise his hands, but he was uncooperative and the officer then displayed his firearm asking the man to again obey his commands.

Another officer arrived and after continued communication with the man, who refused to cooperate, a taser gun was deployed on the suspect. The taser gun, however, proved somewhat ineffective, Batterson said, because of the heavy clothing the man was wearing.

A fight ensued between the two officers and the suspect, with one of the officers receiving minor injuries.

A third officer later arrived, who deployed his taser and the man was subdued and taken into custody.

Roeles Reyes Cavazos, 22, of Marshalltown, was charged with multiple infractions including domestic abuse assault (second offense), assault on a peace officer causing injury, interference with official acts, fifth-degree criminal mischief, violation of a no-contact order, obstruction of emergency communications and two counts of child endangerment.

Cavazos is currently being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $6,000 cash-only bond.