Pair charged in assaulting cop with Taser

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Mario Delgado, 23, and Erica Garcia, 27, both of Detroit, are being charged with assaulting a Detroit police officer after an incident on Thursday.

While assisting in an investigation early Thursday morning, several occupants of a car were being questioned and as the occupants were ordered to leave the car, Delgado rushed one of the officers and bumped him in the chest, according to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s office.

Garcia allegedly went into a house on Clippert and grabbed a stun gun and used it on the officer Delgado bumped.

The incident took place about midnight in southwest Detroit on the 3650 block of Clippert, which is north of John Kronk and west of Livernois.

Garcia took off on foot, but the officer was able to chase her down. Both were arrested at the scene and the officer was not hurt in the incident, Detroit Police officials said.

Delgado has been charged with resisting and obstructing police. Garcia has been charged with felonious assault, possession of a Taser and resisting and obstructing police.

The woman fled on foot, but the officer was able to shake off the effects of the Taser and make the arrest, Officer Dan Donakowski said. The officer was not hurt in the incident.

The probable cause conference for Delgado and Garcia is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Friday. The preliminary examination is scheduled for 9 a.m. July 21.

36th District Judge Lydia Nance-Adams placed bonds of $25,000 for Delgado and $50,000 for Garcia.

srahal@detroitnews.com