FARMINGTON -- A man who tried to knock over a police officer in an attempt to run out of a house appeared for a court hearing this week.
Samuel Ramiro Salais, 31, appeared before Judge David Hamilton on Wednesday. He is charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, one count of assault against a police officer and one count of possession of a drug paraphernalia. He had entered not guilty pleas on Jan. 15. Another hearing is set for Feb. 12.
The charges stem from an incident in Clearfield on Dec. 17.
Salais has been released from the Davis County Jail on the condition of doing drug testing three times a week, according to court documents.
Police said two officers were sent to a house in Clearfield where people could be heard yelling. When officers knocked on the front door no one answered. So they went to the back door and a woman answered it. She then yelled into the house, "Police are here," and that's when the excitement began.
A man later identified as Salais ran toward the police officer in the doorway, officers said.
Salais "dove into the officer and then elbowed him, pushing him into the door frame while trying to escape from the house," Clearfield Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist said.
The officer grabbed Salais, who then threw items across the room.
After the police officers got Salais under control, they retrieved the items, which were a syringe and methamphetamine, Stenquist said.
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