A 50-year-old Oregon man was arrested for trespass and assault on a Denison police officer on March 22 when he returned to a residence in Sunset Village on Chamberlain Drive after being told the day before by the lot tenant to not come back.
According to a criminal complaint filed in district court on March 23, at about 12:41 p.m. last Friday, Martin Cacillas Martinez entered the residence on Chamberlain Drive by using a ladder to gain entrance through a window.
The act was reported by the victim. When informed by Denison Police Officer Nicholas Groth that he was being arrested for trespassing, Cacillas Martinez got into his vehicle.
He started his 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and attempted to drive away. Groth reached through the driver’s window, unlocked the driver’s door and began to open it. Cacillas Martinez pushed on the door, which hit Groth in the nose, causing it to bleed, the criminal complaint states.
Cacillas Martinez, of Rogue River, was charged with trespassing, 1st offense, a simple misdemeanor; assault on a peace officer, an aggravated misdemeanor; and interference with official acts causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor. He was also cited for not having a valid driver’s license.
The trespass charge is being held open for further review, according to a March 23 filing in district court.
Cacillas Martinez was released from Jail on March 26 after posting $200 bail.
A preliminary hearing has been set for 9:30 a.m. on April 12.