Helena man charged with assaulting police officer
By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer
COLUMBIANA–A 44-year-old Helena man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on charges of second-degree assault, public intoxication and resisting arrest after allegedly assaulting a Helena police officer on April 13.
The Helena Police Department arrested Manuel De Jesus Marroquin-Navarro, who lists an address on Brook Forest Circle in Helena, on April 16 and charged him with one felony count of second-degree assault, public intoxication and resisting arrest.
According to his arrest warrants, Marroquin-Navarro allegedly “committed the crime of second-degree assault on April 13, with the intent to prevent a peace officer from performing a lawful duty with intent to cause physical injury.”
His arrest warrants also state Marroquin-Navarro allegedly “on April 13, appeared in a public place, Helena Marketplace, under the influence of alcohol, narcotics or other drugs to the degree that he endangered himself or another or property.”
As of April 24, Marroquin-Navarro remains in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $10,800.
Second-degree assault is a Class C felony and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison if convicted while resisting arrest is a Class B misdemeanor and is punishable by up to six months in jail, according to Alabama law.
Marroquin-Navarro is set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on May 3, at 8:30 a.m.