Munroe Falls — A Stow man is facing a fourth-degree felony assault charge after he allegedly kicked a police officer in the leg following a traffic stop early Sunday morning, Munroe Falls police said.
Police said the officer suffered an apparent minor injury.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, 30-year-old Victor S. Rivera did not enter a plea to the charge at his June 4 arraignment. He pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges and citations of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and speeding.
Rivera was released from Summit County Jail on 10 percent of a $5,000 bond June 4 and is scheduled for a June 11 preliminary hearing before Judge Kim Hoover.
Rivera's attorney did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
According to a police report and complaints police filed with the court, police stopped Rivera's northbound pickup truck after clocking it at 75 mph in a 35 mph zone on Route 91 near Steeplechase Lane at about 2:50 a.m. June 3.
Police said the alleged assault occurred later at the police department when he became "non-compliant and aggressive."
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