HIV positive man bites police officer
DALTON, GA. (WRCB)-- A Dalton man is facing charges from Dalton Police and additional charges from the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office after he resisted fingerprinting.
According to the sheriff's office, 26-year-old Ruperto Velasquez-Bravo was arrested by Dalton Police and charged with failure to yield, battery, driving without a valid license and hit and run.
During booking, Bravo became unruly and bit an officer. Bravo is HIV positive and is now charged by Whitfield County with assault by an HIV infected person on a law enforcement officer and willful obstruction of an officer by threat or violence.
The officer's skin was not broken by the bite and he was evaluated by the jail's medical staff.
Bravo's immigration status is in question and he has been put on immigration hold pending an investigation.