Man arrested after trying to run from police, hitting officer with car

Man arrested after trying to run from police, hitting officer with car

The extent of the injuries to the on-duty officer are still unknown.

A Juneau man was put under arrest Saturday, after resisting initial arrest and backing into a police officer with a car, according to a Juneau Police Department press release.

At 4:18 p.m. Sunday, an off-duty police officer saw Albert Martin Mazon, 28, driving in the area of Vintage Boulevard.

Mazon had a felony warrant for his arrest, due to a parole violation, which was related to the criminal charges of second-degree burglary and escape. The off-duty officer notified Juneau Police Dispatch, and continued to follow Mazon as he drove to the 8100 block of Glacier Highway.

According to the press release, the responding on-duty officer contacted Mazon in a parking lot located in the 8100 block of Glacier Highway. At the time of the contact, Mazon was seated in the driver seat of the vehicle. The officer told Mazon he had a warrant for his arrest and asked him to step out of the vehicle, but Mazon did not comply with the request. The officer opened the door to the vehicle to get Mazon to exit. Mazon then put the vehicle in reverse and quickly backed up. The officer was struck by the vehicle and dragged several feet as they hung onto Mazon. The vehicle went over a curb, and stopped momentarily, allowing the trapped officer to free themselves.

The vehicle then changed directions and accelerated forward. The vehicle drove a short distance, lost control, and crashed in a snow bank.

Mazon attempted to run from the vehicle, but the responding officer used a taser to gain control of him. With the assistance of the off-duty officer, Mazon was placed under arrest, according to the press release.

The extent of the injuries to the on-duty officer are still unknown, but they are not believed to be serious at this time. The officer was taken to the hospital and released later that same night. The off-duty officer sustained a minor hand injury while assisting with the arrest.

In addition to the warrant, Mazon was charged with assault in the first degree, a class A felony, fail to stop at the direction of a police officer, a class C felony, and assault in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Mazon was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held without bail.

• Contact reporter Mollie Barnes at or 523-2228.

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