Dashcam video: Man throws rocks, struggles with police on side of I-75

Posted: 3:09 PM, May 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-25 22:57:10Z
Video shows man fight officers on side of I-75

CINCINNATI -- Newly-released dashcam video shows the "violent encounter" between officers and a man police said threw rocks at them.

Enrique Fuentes, 21, ran across both lanes of Interstate 75, climbed a retaining wall and threw rocks at officers on May 8, Lt. Steve Saunders said. One rock hit an Elmwood Place officer in the head. Other rocks hit police cruisers and civilians. 

Fuentes, of Houston, Texas, also threw traffic cones and other items at passing cars, police said in affidavits. One passing driver was treated at University of Cincinnati Medical Center after an object thrown by Fuentes broke her window, police said. One officer said that Fuentes punched him in the face.

One officer tried to stun Fuentes with a Taser, Saunders said. Another officer used a collapsible baton. 

"It was a big struggle, and quite frankly, a very dangerous situation when you're dealing with someone who is disorderly, irate and very irrational in dealing with officers and not being compliant in the situation near a very busy highway," Saunders previously said.

The officer hit with a rock was treated at UC Medical Center and released. Police said several other officers sustained minor injuries. 

A Hamilton County grand jury indicted Fuentes last week on four counts of felonious assault, one count of assault, one count of vandalism, one count of vehicular vandalism, two counts of resisting arrest and one count of escape. 

A judge set Fuentes' bond at $585,000 Friday, according to court records.