SALT LAKE CITY — Charges were filed Monday against a St. George man accused of shooting at another vehicle and then head-butting a police officer after his arrest.
Gustavo Armando Estevez, 44, is charged in 5th District Court with disarming a police officer, a first-degree felony; illegal discharge of a firearm and four counts of aggravated assault, third-degree felonies; assault on a police officer, a class A misdemeanor; and carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol, a class B misdemeanor.
Estevez is accused of firing at least one shot into a car occupied by four people near 600 S. Main in St. George on Saturday night, according to a Washington County Jail report. St. George police who responded to the scene reported finding a bullet hole in the trunk of the car.Comment on this story
When officers tracked down Estevez at his house, he resisted arrest, was verbally combative with police and, at one point, "used the back of his head to hit the officer in the forehead," the report states.
Estevez's blood alcohol level was measured at 0.119, according to police.
While searching the area, detectives found a gun in Estevez's jacket, which was found in a trash can next to where his car was parked, the report states.
"The gun had multiple rounds in the magazine, as well as one in the chamber," according to the report.
While being interviewed by police at the St. George police station, Estevez again resisted and attempted to grab a police officer's gun, the report says.