Suspect injured during arrest, refuses treatment, jailed on allegations of assault and resisting arrest

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(Photo courtesy Department of Corrections)

27-year-old Rico Akin Charfauros was injured Monday during his arrest in Agat. Police say he resisted arrest.

Guam Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao reports that Charfauros was wanted for questioning in connection with an assault complaint that occurred earlier in the Agat area.

When officers from the Southern Precinct Command approached Charfauros near the Mount Carmel School in Agat he immediately fled on foot down Calle Dellas Marteres.

Police caught up with him sitting on the porch of a home on Calle Dellas Marteres. As they approached him, Sgt. Tapao reports that Charfauros appeared to be attempting to light a glass pipe.

When police tried to arrest him, Sgt. Tapao states that Charfauros “became combative” and officers “had to use physical force” to subdue him.

Guam Fire Department medics were called to the scene to offer Charfauros medical care which he refused, states Sgt. Tapao.

Charfauros was then taken to Guam Memorial Hospital for treatment and care, said Tapao.

On the way he “continued to be combative” towards officers and “spat at one of the officers,” said Tapao and he again refused medical care at GMH.

Charfauros has now been booked and confined on allegations of assault, reckless conduct, criminal trespass, eluding a police officer, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.