Yukon man accused of punching, spitting on cop

Felony assault case filed in Canadian County District Court

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By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

A Yukon man faces prison for slugging, grabbing and spitting on a police officer.

Joshua Shane Orellanes, 27, was charged March 17 in Canadian County District Court with assault and battery on a police officer and prisoner placing body fluid on a government employee, both felonies. He faces a misdemeanor for domestic abuse assault and battery.

The charges stem from a Feb. 21st incident at an address on Hyacinth Hollow Drive in southeast Yukon. Oklahoma City Police investigated the case.

Prosecutors allege Orellanes punched Oklahoma City Police MSgt. Edward Grimes in the mouth with his fists intending to injure the officer. The defendant also is accused of spitting on Grimes “without justifiable or excusable cause.”

Orellanes head butted another male victim “with force and violence and with the unlawful intent to do corporal hurt and bodily injury,” court documents read.

If convicted on all three counts, the defendant faces up to eight years in prison and fines totaling up to $6,500.

Allegations against Orellanes are detailed in an Oklahoma City Police incident report.

Officer Jeffrey Davis was dispatched shortly after midnight Feb. 21 to the Hyacinth Hollow Drive home in Westbury North on a reported disturbance.

Orellanes and a 23-year-old man had gotten into a fight at Jojo’s Bar at 15th and Mustang Road before coming to the home “very intoxicated” and fighting again, according to the police report.

Police were called because the combatants were reportedly “tearing up the house” and wouldn’t stop fighting.

One victim had sustained multiple cuts on his hands and face trying to break up the fight.

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USE OF FORCE

Officers used force to gain control of the situation after arriving at the scene and seeing Orellanes active aggressively toward everyone in the house.

Officer Davis reported that Orellanes started spitting on MSgt. Grimes, hitting him in the face while resisting the officers trying to take him into custody.

Even after being forced to the ground, Orellanes allegedly “grabbed Sgt. Grimes pulling him around the neck.” Officer Davis grabbed Orellanes’ hand and pulled it from around the sergeant’s neck and shoulders.

“I told (Orellanes) several times to give up his hands … he continued to resist,” the officer wrote in his report. “(He) kept his other hand around Sgt. Grimes’ neck and shoulder.”

Police ultimately arrested the defendant, handcuffing him and placing him into the back seat of a police car.

Officer Davis’ body camera had been knocked off during the struggle. It was found in the living room and returned to him.

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