Livingston PD: Drug suspect fought officer, 2 paramedics in McD - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Livingston PD: Drug suspect fought officer, 2 paramedics in McDonald's drive-through

Jose Cruz Jr. (Source: Polk County Jail) Jose Cruz Jr. (Source: Polk County Jail)
LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) -

A Houston man is behind bars after he allegedly got into a fight with an officer and paramedic in a Livingston parking lot Sunday afternoon.

Jose Antonio Cruz Jr., 21, of Houston, was arrested after an alleged altercation with authorities in the McDonald's Parking lot in the 1600 block of W. Church Street.

According to Lt. Matt Parrish, a spokesman for the Livingston Police Department, an officer was called out to the parking lot after Cruz and a woman appeared to be high on drugs.

"When the first officer arrived, paramedics were already there and checking on the woman, who is believed to have overdosed off of mushrooms," Parrish said.

When the officer tried to talk to Cruz, he became uncooperative and ran off, Parrish said. The officer caught Cruz in the drive-through area.

"Once in the drive through area, Cruz started to fight back," Parrish said. "Two paramedics came over to help the officer until backup could arrive. In the skirmish, we had an officer hurt his knee and a female paramedic was kicked in the chest and hit in the face."

Parrish said that once backup arrived in the parking lot, one of the Livingston Police officers used a Taser on Cruz, and he was taken into custody.

Once Cruz was in custody, officers found a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle, Parrish said.

Cruz is still being held in the Polk County Jail on three felony charges - assault of a public servant, evading arrest, and resisting arrest. He was also charged with possession of marijuana under 2 ounces. His bail was set at $27,500.

Copyright 2014 KTRE. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

    Severe reaction to new sandals leads woman on a painful path

        One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction.  She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>

    One woman wants to warn people about her painful path, the result of a severe and debilitating allergic reaction. She had no idea what she was allergic to until she visited a fourth emergency room in two weeks.    

    More >>
  • 'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    'The Phantom' serial killer of children out of prison, living in Tucson

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-04-27 04:17:43 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-04-29 03:32:02 GMT
    Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Convicted killer William Huff was spotted riding his bicycle through a Tucson neighborhood. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children.

    More >>

    William Huff terrorized Sierra Vista during the spring and summer of 1967. Despite a sentence of 40 years to life, the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency voted to release him from prison into home arrest. Family members of the victims are concerned for the safety of the community, as are new members of the Clemency Board. CBS 5 Investigates videotaped Huff riding a bike through his Tucson neighborhood. There are no restrictions placed on his proximity to children. 

    More >>
  • Homeless man gets makeover from big-hearted cops

    Homeless man gets makeover from big-hearted cops

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-04-25 18:44:10 GMT
    Tuesday, April 25 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-04-25 19:49:50 GMT

    Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

    More >>

    Police officers in Rome, NY, went the extra mile to give back to their community, helping one in need.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly