Crime

Deputies: Palmetto man hit with Taser after resisting arrest

MANATEE -- A 22-year-old domestic violence suspect had to be hit with a sheriff's deputy's Taser before he could be taken into custody early this morning, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

When deputies arrived at a residence in the 300 block of 39th Street East, Palmetto, about 12:55 a.m., a woman told them that her son, Alvaro Jantes of Palmetto, was causing a disturbance and she wanted him to receive a psychological evaluation under the Baker Act, according to a news release.

The deputy tried to calm Jantes, but when he slapped the deputy's hand, the deputy hit Jantes with his Taser and took him to the ground, according to the report.

Afterward, deputies learned Jantes had struck his mother so he was charged with domestic violence, according to the sheriff's office.

He was being held without bond at the Manatee County jail on charges of domestic violence, battery on an officer and resisting arrest.

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