Clifton Man Injures Two Deputies, is Tased and Arrested

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

What started out as a report of domestic assault, leaves two sheriff's deputies injured and one man tased.

Just after 7:00 Sunday evening, Mesa County Sheriff's deputies were called out to the 3200 block of Main Street in Clifton, after receiving reports that Alexander Duran had beat up his 21-year-old brother.

When they tried to get into the house to check on the victim, Duran refused to let them inside.

Deputies then had to force their way into the home. When they did, Duran began attacking them, punching one deputy in the eye and another in the jaw.

Duran was then tased and placed in handcuffs. Authorities say even after he was tased, deputies were forced to hold him to the ground as he continued to struggle with them.

Duran was booked into the Mesa County Jail and faces charges of first degree assault and second degree assault among others.

The victim and two deputies were all taken to the hospital. It is believed the deputies will be released last Sunday night.

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  • by toy*toy on May 20, 2008 at 11:30 AM
    my heart goes out to this family i know that they have been going through alot of trial and tribulations it's seems they just cant catch a break alexander duran is some one that is whilling to give the shirt off his back and the last dime he has to hear about this event is not of his personality red flags went up right away im aware that he is diagnose with bi-polar and what he did doesnt make it right but we need to be looking at the deeper part of the problem and c if we can fix it what is done is done we cant fix what happen but we can fix what can be prevented and i belive all of this could have been prevented but the right sources were not avilable to alexander my prayer's are with you guy's
  • by Laree Location: Grand Junction on May 19, 2008 at 06:54 PM
    Again another american in need of medical assistance falls through the cracks. This incident is one that could have been easily avoided, if only Alexander had the right resources to get his medications. This was not some drug induced person intentionally trying to hurt another. Alexander has mental disabilities, but with his medications he is a very loving, normal, gental man. My support goes to the family
  • by Joshua Location: North Ogden Utah on May 19, 2008 at 10:44 AM
    Alexander Duran is my half-brother and I know that he has bi-polar disorder and needs medications for these deficiencies. The only reason this happened is because he wasn't able to get his medications, which keep him stable and sane. Joshua Whiteman
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