Man arrested after violent confrontation with police, citizens

Timothy S. SwinehartTimothy S. Swinehart (photo courtesy of San Angelo Police Department)

A San Angelo man was taken to the Tom Green County Jail Sunday after police received a call about an individual blocking traffic in the center of the Edmund Boulevard.

According to a press release from the San Angelo Police Department, Timothy S. Swinehart was reportedly inhibiting the flow of traffic and yelling at passing vehicles in the vicinity of Edmund Boulevard and Van Buren Street. A San Angelo police officer arrived on the scene and observed Swinehart exhibiting behavior indicating that he could be under the influence of an unknown substance.

After making contact with the subject, Swinehart became combative, the release said. During a struggle with Swinehart, the office used his Taser to subdue Swinehart, but it had no affect. Witnesses to the confrontation attempted to assist the officer until backup arrived. Swinehart was later taken into custody.

Upon further investigation, police learned that Swinehart had confronted and assaulted an individual in front of a nearby residence. Swinehart allegedly approached the victim and his child when they exited the residence. The victim secured his child in his vehicle prior to being assaulted. No injuries were reported and no charges were filed by the victim, according to the release.

Swinehart was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest search or transport.