MANATEE — A 31-year-old Palmetto man was arrested and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer Saturday.
Juan Rojas was said to be making threats to employees and owners of the El Rodeo nightclub at 930 Eighth Ave. W., Palmetto, but had left when a Palmetto Police Department officer arrived.
After a description was given by witnesses at the night club, Rojas was located at a pharmacy about three blocks from the night club.
The defendant refused to identify himself, according to a Palmetto Police Department report.
After giving two false names, the defendant was arrested and handcuffed and, on two separate occasions, attempted to spit on the arresting officer, the report adds.
Rojas’ bond has been set at $1,500.