Roosevelt county man facing felony charge after alleged assault on deputy

PNT Reports

A Roosevelt County man has been charged with battery on a police officer, a fourth-degree felony, after resisting Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies who were arresting him on a warrant for failure to appear in Municipal Court, according to sheriff’s office reports.

Brandon Hightower is also charged with resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor, according to the report.

According to the report:

• Three deputies arrived at Hightower’s residence in the 300 block of South Roosevelt Road O to serve an arrest warrant on Saturday.

• Hightower argued with deputies and tried to walk into the residence. Deputies pulled him out.

• While searching Hightower, deputies found a pill bottle containing numerous pills, white powder and two instruments commonly used to snort narcotics.

• Hightower and his grandfather argued with deputies.

• When a deputy tried to escort Hightower to the patrol unit, he planted his feet and pushed back toward the deputy.

• Deputies held Hightower on the ground, and he struck the back of one deputy’s thigh with his knee.

According to Roosevelt County Detention Center, Hightower remains jailed on a $6,729 cash-only bond.