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Man arrested after striking officer with a chair

Mug shot of Roberto Melendez (Source: Odessa Police Department) Mug shot of Roberto Melendez (Source: Odessa Police Department)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

An Odessa police officer was struck by a metal chair after responding to a call of a possible suicide attempt.

Authorities say on Sunday night at 5th Street and McKinney Avenue after Roberto Melendez, 45, hit the officer with the chair and refused to follow the officers instructions while being handcuffed. 

Police said Melendez was arrested for assault on a public servant and resisting arrest. 

Before being transported to the jail, he was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

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