A St. George resident, Marcelino Allende, 31, is confronting a series of charges after an alarming incident involving a confrontation with police officers during an attempted arrest.

According to the criminal complaint, on March 25, members of the warrant squad approached Allende’s residence on the 100 block of Daniel Low Terrace to execute an arrest warrant. Upon identifying themselves and informing Allende of the arrest, he reportedly brandished a knife and swung it at two officers when he opened the door.

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In response to Allende’s alleged actions, the officers attempted to subdue him by deploying a taser, which proved ineffective. Subsequently, one officer discharged a single bullet from their firearm, resulting in no injuries, as stated by the police.

Allende now faces multiple charges, including menacing of a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon, obstruction of governmental administration, and resisting arrest.

Additionally, Allende is implicated in a separate incident involving an alleged assault, which was the primary cause for the initial police intervention.

According to a separate criminal complaint, on March 18, Allende purportedly used a mop rod to strike an individual in the head and body before proceeding to kick the victim in the ribs, resulting in severe bruising and substantial pain.

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Regarding this incident, Allende has been charged with multiple offenses, encompassing assault, criminal possession of a weapon, and harassment.

The courtroom proceedings for these charges are pending, and Allende’s legal situation is expected to unfold in the coming weeks.

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