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Man committed after biting officer

February 17, 2012 | 01:57 PM
On Feb. 15, a 25-year-old Delavan man was found guilty, but not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect of several charges that stem from a March 26, 2011 incident where he bit a police officer and entered a woman's car and offered her children candy.

Gabriel Gonzalez, 1243 Barnes St., was charged with battery of a peace officer, resisting an officer and disorderly conduct, all of these charges were elevated to a repeater status.

According to online court records, Gonzalez was turned over to a state mental institution. A predisposition investigation was ordered before his April 11 hearing.

According to the criminal complaint:

On March 26, 2011 at about noon, police were called to the Delavan Citgo on Sugar Creek Road for a report of a Hispanic man entering a person's vehicle while her children were inside it.

As the officer was responding to the scene, he received information from dispatch the subject was leaving the gas station. The officer saw a Hispanic man walking on Racine Street, which is near the gas station.

When the officer approached the man, who was later identified as Gonzalez, he stared at the officer and told him he was "Jesus Christ." The officer directed the man to turn around, but the man refused.

Another officer arrived on scene and the two attempted to arrest Gonzalez. While police attempted to arrest him, Gonzalez bit an officer. Police eventually used a Taser on Gonzalez.

Police spoke to a woman who said she left her three children in her car and went into the Citgo gas station. When the woman was in the gas station, one of her daughter came in crying and screaming saying a man entered the car.

The woman ran outside and yelled at the man to get out of her vehicle. The woman then entered her vehicle, locked the doors and called police.

The woman's children told her the man said "it would be all right" and he would "get them candy."


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