Davila, 18, allegedly tackled officer, struck him

Christopher Maher, Alice Echo-News Journal

An 18-year-old Alice man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly assaulted an Alice police officer.

According to Alice Police Department reports, officer Daniel Elizondo was called to the 900 block of Corazon Street Wednesday in reference to a disturbance.

Upon arrival, a woman later identified as Lilly Munoz, 18, ran to Elizondo and told him she needed help.

While Elizondo was talking with Munoz a man identified as Javier Davila, 18, approached the officer and allegedly became confrontational.

As Elizondo attempted to detain Davila, he charged at the officer, according to the report.

Elizondo sprayed Davila with pepper foam, but the Davila continued to resist and knocked the officer to the ground.

While Elizondo was on the ground, Davila allegedly pinned him to the ground and began repeatedly striking him.

Davila's father, identified in reports as Adan Davila, was able to assist the officer by pulling his son off of Elizondo. The officer then struck the subject in the leg twice with his baton, after which Davila surrendered and complied.

Davila was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, assault on a public servant and assault causing bodily injury, family violence.

He was treated for the pepper spray at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice and was transported to the Jim Wells County jail.

Davila was later released on $4,500 bond.