A Calvert man faces charges after authorities say he assaulted a Bryan police officer Monday evening.

According to Bryan police, around 6:15 p.m., authorities were notified of a disturbance involving a weapon in the Bryan Police Department parking lot. Several units identified a car and pickup believed to be involved and followed the vehicles through downtown. The driver of the car, later identified as Othello James Alford, 36, was believed to have a weapon.

Police attempted to stop Alford on Martin Luther King Jr. Street, but police said he did not stop. He eventually pulled over on Kendall Way and immediately got out.

Police told Alford to raise his hands and turn around. He raised his hands but would not turn his back, and when an officer attempted to handcuff him, he said he did not have to turn around because he had a college degree, a police report notes.

During the struggle, authorities said Alford elbowed the officer in the right temple, and when he warned he would be tased, he continued to resist, at one point pushing another officer’s face away with his hand. He was eventually tased and arrested. Authorities said two loaded handguns were found in the vehicle.

He is charged with assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and fleeing a police officer and resisting arrest. He was released from the Brazos County Jail on $16,000 bond.

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