Ketchum man in custody after alleged assault and resisting arrest

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KETCHUM, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - A 24-year-old Ketchum man is in custody after resisting an arrest, kicking an officer and allegedly assaulting another man.

At about 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the Blaine County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance report at the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum,

Officers found Royer Huamani Quispe in a confrontation with a hotel employee.

According to the press release, Huamani Quispe was holding a plank and was walking towards an employee in a threatening manner.

Deputies ordered him to stop and drop the plank, but Huamani Quispe kept going and raised it as a weapon.

He was then ordered to stop again and deputies said they would deploy a taser if he didn't.

Huamani Quispe kept going towards a deputy who was now in front the employee.

The deputy deployed the taser and striked Huamani Quispe in the upper torso.

Sun Valley Police officers assisted in handcuffing him.

While Huamani Quispe was waiting to be medically cleared for transport, he resisted and kicked a police officer in the groin.

The employee later told officials that Huamani Quispe punched him a few times.

He is being held in the Blaine County Detention Center waiting for arraignment.

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