Police: Man bites cop after ER won't give him cocaine
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A man that police had to shock with a Taser in a grocery store in late May is back in jail, this time for allegedly attacking several people Monday, including a police officer.
According to the Roseburg police, Jose Ramon Garcia, 37, went to the Mercy emergency room just before 6:00 p.m. while he was intoxicated.
Police say the man asked hospital staff for cocaine, and then sat down in the waiting area.
A short time later, Garcia allegedly walked up to a woman and punched her in the face.
Security held the man down until police arrived, and when they took Garcia into custody, officials say he refused to walk.
As authorities were carrying the man to the car, Garcia allegedly bit one of the officers on his leg hard enough to break the skin.
Jose was charged with assaulting a police officer, fourth degree assault, resisting arrest and more.
The officer was treated at the hospital for a human bite.
Garcia is currently being held at the Douglas County Jail without bail.
This isn't Garcia's first run-in with the law. Back in May, officers responded to the duck pond next to Fred Meyer, after reports that Garcia was harassing children.
They ended up shocking him with a Taser to take him into custody, after he was located in Fred Meyer drinking a beer.
Garcia was also arrested in September of 2009, after police say he stole a taxi and hit another vehicle at the Love's truck stop in the Green District.
Officials said that after that incident, Garcia had a .21 blood-alcohol level.