SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - One man was arrested and taken to the hospital with minor injuries on Sunday afternoon following an incident that sent two officers to the hospital as well with wrist and hand fractures.
According to Scott McKee with the Springfield Police, the incident started at 1:49 p.m. at the Motel 6 on International Court.
A man, who has since been identified as Iosefa Sesera Brown, 48, was reportedly driving a red Nissan pickup around the area, asking people of the location of a woman. Eventually, staff members at the motel asked the man to leave, but he was not compliant.
It was later discovered that Brown is a convicted felon.
Members of the Springfield Police Department arrived on the scene, persuading the man to leave. Again, Brown resisted, and attempted to flee in his vehicle when officers tried to arrest him.
During the attempted arrest, Brown reportedly reached for a 9mm hand gun he had in his possession, telling police that he was not willing to go back to jail. Officers tazed Brown unsuccessfully, but were eventually able to control him.
The suspect was then taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and two officers that were involved in the arrest also went to the hospital with reports of a broken hand and broken wrist.
Brown was charged with 2nd degree Criminal Trespassing, multiple counts of Assault on a Public Officer, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Resisting Arrest.
Upon an investigation, police found several gun magazines in Brown's car, along with the 9mm pistol.