A San Juan County Deputy was assaulted while arresting a man wanted for violation of a no-contact order and trespassing near IPS on Carter Avenue Friday morning. The suspect punched the deputy in the head a few times and bit off the deputy's radio earpiece.
Both the suspect and the deputy were medically evaluated at the scene by San Juan Island EMS and cleared. According to the Sheriff's Office, the deputy had minor scrapes and bruises.
The suspect is currently in a jail cell at San Juan County's Sheriff's Office awaiting a Monday appearance in San Juan County Superior Court in Friday Harbor.