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Sheriff's Office: Suspect Charged with Assaulting a Deputy

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SALISBURY, Md. – A Salisbury man has been arrested for assaulting a deputy, according to the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office.

It happened Saturday at 8:36 p.m. in the 500 block of S. Salisbury Blvd.

The sheriff's office says a deputy stopped a vehicle, driven by Miguel Santos-Villalta, 40, for an equipment violation.

During contact with Santos-Villalta, the deputy detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.

According to the sheriff's office, the deputy administered a field sobriety test and placed Santos-Villalta under arrest. During the interaction, police say the suspect became hostile and tried to walk away from the deputy.

Authorities say Santos-Villalta initiated a physical confrontation and placed both his hands around the deputy's throat in an attempt to choke the deputy.

Police say the deputy struggled to control Santos-Villalta, which was not complete until additional officers arrived.

The deputy involved suffered minor injuries consisting of abrasions and small lacerations, according to the sheriff's office.

Santos-Villalta was also operating the vehicle while his privilege to drive had been suspended.

The suspect was detained on a bond of $50,000 in the Detention Center by the District Court Commissioner.

He faces a list of charges including second degree assault on a deputy, resisting arrest, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving while suspended.

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