Feb 25, 2016 2:28 PM

Police officer punched, others assaulted responding to Manchester altercation


MANCHESTER - One officer was punched and others got caught in a skirmish after police responded to two 911 calls from Bowman Street and walked into a group arguing and shouting profanities outside.

According to police, the call came in at 12:30 a.m. When officers arrived, three people ran inside at 217 Bowman St. Officers asked about the 911 calls but said the group refused to cooperate.

Officers then went to the door and could hear an altercation going on inside. A woman inside yelled that she was not going to let the officers in. But fearing someone was being hurt inside, police said they forced entry and were greeted by a man who punched one officer and struggled as the other officers tried to detain him.

The man was later identified as Christian Farias 19 (center), of Manchester. He was charged with assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Also arrested was Sevon Edwards Gold, 22, of Boston, and Leona Lee Farrar, 40, of Manchester, both of whom also allegedly struggled with the officers, trying to pull them away from Farias.

Gold was charged with hindering apprehension and resisting arrest. Farrar was charged with obstructing government administration, hindering apprehension, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest.

Bail was set at $500 cash or surety for all three. They were scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday.

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