Man arrested in Mexico for 2015 assault on Colorado officer

Posted at 10:40 AM, Jul 23, 2019

SHERIDAN, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been arrested in Mexico for an assault on a police officer during a traffic stop.

Sheridan police say 28-year-old Ismael Rayos of Lakewood was deported from Mexico and faces several charges for trying to run over the officer. He is being held in Arizona and will eventually be moved to the Arapahoe County jail in Centennial.

Police say the officer stopped Rayos' car on April 26, 2015 in Sheridan. Officers were talking with him when he jumped into the car and began driving away. One officer was in the way and was thrown to the ground.

The car was found after it crashed into a building in Denver. A handgun was found inside.

It's not clear if Rayos has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.