EL CENTRO, Calif. – The male suspect who was struck by a vehicle while attempting to break free from an El Centro officer last night has been arrested.
Joel Cortez Obeso, 42, of El Centro, was in court awaiting a court hearing for an unrelated case when he was contacted by the Brawley Police Department. He will be booked for pending charges associated with the incident.
“We thank all those who assisted with this case and continued support for the El Centro Police Department and Officer Crankshaw,” El Centro Police officials said. “We also pray that Obeso recovers from any injuries he may have sustained during the incident.”
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