FARMINGTON — A Bloomfield man was injured Monday evening during a fight with a Farmington police officer who was trying to arrest him, according to police.
Lanardo Galbreath, 45, was arrested on Monday evening on suspicion of public intoxication and resisting police. Farmington police Lt. Taft Tracy said police will likely file probation violation charges against him as well.
Farmington police were called to the area near Red Lobster, 3451 E. Main St., at about 4:30 p.m. when someone reported Galbreath was lying on the ground. Police were originally told he wasn't breathing, Tracy said.
The responding officer found Galbreath was fine, but intoxicated, Tracy said. While questioning him, the officer learned Galbreath was on probation for a drunken driving conviction and was prohibited from drinking alcohol.
Tracy said Galbreath resisted the police officer, who tackled him to the ground. Galbreath was able to get up, and the officer again tackled him.
Tracy said Galbreath's head struck the pavement during the scuffle and he cut his eyebrow.
Police wrapped his head in a large bandage and took him to San Juan Regional Medical Center.
Tracy said a knife fell out of Galbreath's pack during the altercation, but it wasn't used in the fight.
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