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Blackfoot man arrested after officer was bitten, choked

Blackfoot

BLACKFOOT — Police officers received minor injures after a man allegedly bit and choked them.

Around 7:15 a.m. Sunday, an officer was called to a disturbance at a home on Center Street in Blackfoot.

The officer tried to arrest Javier Ramirez, who became combative, police said.

According to police, the officer sustained minor injuries from being bitten and choked by the 31-year-old Ramirez.

Other officers arrived and helped take Ramirez, of Blackfoot, into custody.

Both the officer and the suspect were transported by police vehicles to Bingham Memorial Hospital. The officer was treated and released.

Ramirez was booked into the Bingham County Jail and charged with felony aggravated battery against certain personnel and misdemeanor injury to child, police said Tuesday. He was being held on a $500,000 bond.

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