Man facing charges after brawling with police, hospital staff

Roberto Flores. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department

A Columbus man is facing charges after allegedly attacking police officers during a disturbance early Monday morning.

According to the Columbus Police Department, officers were called to the 3700 block of Candlelight Drive at about 3:15 a.m. Monday morning about a domestic disturbance. Police say that they spoke with 24-year-old Roberto Flores who appeared to be injured and intoxicated. According to police, as police worked to restrain Flores, he became aggressive kicking and spitting on officers.

He was arrested and taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment, where he allegedly threatened, spit on and kicked both police and hospital staff. After he was released from the hospital, he was taken to jail on preliminary charges of battery on a public safety official, battery by bodily waste, battery, intimidation, resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.