Baker City Police have arrested a man accused of assaulting a woman by pinning her arm in a car window and dragging her down the street and then resisting when officers attempted to arrest him a short time later.
Terrell Grant Callao-George, 25, of McDermitt, Nevada, was stopped at 9:18 a.m. Wednesday on Highway 7 just south of Baker City.
He is being held at the Baker County Jail in lieu of $65,000 bail on charges of second-degree assault, a Class B felony; resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor; and first-degree theft, a Class C felony.
According to court records, the assault took place about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Fourth Street. The document states that Callao-George closed the driver’s side window of the Buick LeSabre he was driving on the right arm of his aunt, Wendy Owens, 48, of Baker City.
Owens told Baker City Police officer Mark Powell that she had reached through the open window of the car and attempted to turn the car off when her nephew closed the window and pinned her arm inside.
He then drove away, dragging Owens for about 30 feet, Powell stated in the court document. Owens sustained a sprain to her right elbow and was taken by ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, police said.
Callao-George left the area before police arrived. Sgt. Wayne Chastain stopped him at 9:18 a.m. on Highway 7 just south of Baker City, according to the court record. Chastain stated that the suspect resisted the attempt of Chastain and Jef Van Arsdall, Baker County undersheriff, to take him into custody.
After Callao-George broke free of his grasp, Chastain wrote that he deployed his taser on him “with a three-point deployment with full effect.” The officers were then able to take the suspect into custody without further incident.
The first-degree theft charge accuses Callao-George of taking multiple items of property valued at more than $1,000. No other details about that crime were available in time for this report.
Upon conviction, second-degree assault carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 70 months in prison.