Man accused of assaulting officer during arrest in southeastern Colorado Springs

Eric Garland Colorado Springs Police Department

A man is facing multiple charges after he assaulted an officer while being arrested in southeastern Colorado Springs early Thursday morning, according to police. 

Police said it happened around 4:30 a.m., when officers went to the area of Chelton Road and Jet Wing Drive to help a neighboring police department contact a suspect. The suspect, 42-year-old Eric Garland, hit an officer in the face, according to police. Another officer sustained a shoulder injury while dealing with Garland, according to police. 

Garland was subdued and arrested on multiple charges, including assault on a peace officer. 

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