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Man pleads no contest to resisting arrest and injuring Menlo Park officer

 

A San Francisco man pleaded no contest Monday to felony resisting arrest and injuring a Menlo Park officer after a struggle with police in March.

Tuga Leuea, 43, entered the no contest plea and admitted to a prior robbery conviction in return for an agreed-upon maximum sentence of four years in state prison, prosecutors said.

Mr. Leuea was arrested on March 12 after he allegedly stole $15 worth of alcohol from a Safeway store on El Camino Real in Menlo Park. When police officers attempted to stop him from leaving the area, Mr. Leuea refused. During the ensuing struggle he fell on one officer's arm, breaking it in two places.

Mr. Leuea remains in custody in lieu of $175,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 26 for sentencing.

— Bay City News Service

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1 person likes this
Posted by mercurio holland
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 24, 2015 at 10:09 am

God Bless You Menlo Park P.D., Stay Safe.


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