Man tried to assault El Paso County deputies with tire reamer, sheriff’s office says – The Denver Post

A 41-year-old man was arrested after he charged deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and tried to assault them with a tire reamer, according to a Sunday night news release.

At 10:57 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a call about a restraining order violation in the 1000 block of Main Street in Security, the sheriff’s office said in the release.

The female caller and her children were able to get out of the home safely, and the tactical support unit took control of the scene before 1 p.m., the release added.

At about 2:35 p.m., the suspect, Thomas Flores, walked out of the garage and charged, attempting to assault deputies with a tire reamer, the sheriff’s office said.

He was later disarmed, taken into custody and transported to a hospital. After being medically cleared, he was booked into the El Paso County Jail on two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, multiple counts of assault on a peace officer and violation of a restraining order (domestic violence), the release said.

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