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Press release: Members of the Monticello police arrested Anthony Huertas, age 36, of the Bronx on Friday 12/28/18. Huertas was charged with the Felony of Assault on a police officer and misdemeanors of criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest and the violation of harassment in the 2nd degree. Huertas was also wanted by NYS Parole as a parole absconder.
At 11:55 PM Friday, a Monticello police officer while on patrol on Jefferson Streetin the village of Monticello observed Huertas and a female standing in the middle of the roadway. Huertas was not wearing a shirt and the female was crying. When the officer exited his vehicle to interview them, Huertas then fled on foot. Officers chased after Huertas and caught him on Raceway Road. Huertas physically struggled with officers before being taken into custody. An interview of the female, who was involved in a relationship with Huertas, revealed that Huertas had tried to suffocate her with a blanket, struck her in the face and also verbally threatened to kill her.
While at the Monticello police station, Huertas did intentionally bite a Monticello Police Sergeant on his left forearm. The sergeant was treated by Mobile Medic Ambulance for a laceration, bruising and swelling to his forearm. Huertas is currently on parole in NYS until 2023 for a prior conviction of robbery in the 1st degree, was wanted on a Parole Absconder arrest warrant issued on 11/30/18. Huertas was remanded to the Sullivan County Jail without bail pending further court action.