RS man allegedly charged officers with knife Dec. 28


January 6, 2021

ROCK SPRINGS (Wyoming News Exchange) — A Rock Springs man was arrested after allegedly charging police officers with a knife.

At 1:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, officers of the Rock Springs Police Department were dispatched to the 1000 block of Evergreen Way for a physical disturbance.

Officers said they encountered Tommy Ortega, 18, who was allegedly destroying furniture and screaming at the officers.

As the officers attempted to calm him down, he armed himself with a knife and charged the officers, according to a press release from the Rock Springs Police Department.

Officers used non-let...

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