Man accused of attacking deputy after foot chase

An Immokalee man was arrested early Sunday after he punched and wrestled with a Collier County deputy, according to an arrest report.

Reports said Roy Alvarado Jr., 32, was walking on State Road 29 in the traffic lane around 5 a.m. when a deputy stopped to check on him. The deputy said Alvarado smelled of alcohol and was staggering along the roadway with a black eye and a scab on his cheek.

When Alvarado said he was walking to Lehigh Acres, the deputy told him it was an unsafe walk and asked for his name and identification. The deputy began to handcuff Alvarado after he gave a false name, according to the arrest report.

While he was being handcuffed, Alvarado struggled, freed one of his hands and ran away, a report said. The deputy chased Alvarado, which led to Alvarado punching the deputy, the deputy striking Alvarado and each man struggling to control the other on the ground, according to the report.

Backup units eventually arrived, and Alvarado was taken to the Naples Jail Center.

Alvarado, of the 500 block of Dorothy Billie Jimmie Way, faces charges of resisting an officer with violence, giving false information to an officer and assault on an officer. He also had a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of possession of cocaine.

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