Temple police officers were kicked, spit on and threatened by a man who was under arrest for assault on Aug. 2.
Officers were called out to the 300 block of S. 23rd Street for a report of a verbal domestic disturbance. Police said they spoke with the victim and then arrested the suspect, Andrew Hernandez, for assault causing bodily injury to a family member.
As officers were putting Hernandez in the back seat of the patrol car, he kicked an officer in the face and spit on him. Police said Hernandez raised himself up in the back seat and grabbed the wires on the rear video camera and ripped them out of the camera.
Hernandez then kicked the passenger door open with both of his feet, and spit in the face of another officer while threatening to kill him and his family.
Police subdued him and took him to the Bell County Sheriff's Office. Police said at the sheriff's office, Hernandez was found with a dangerous drug.
He is being charged with possession of a controlled substance, assault causing bodily injury to a family member and resisting arrest.
Hernandez was indicted on Aug. 22.
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