A man wanted on a felony warrant resisted arrest Friday and continued fighting with officers even after he was Tased.
The incident began with a traffic stop at about 8 a.m. Officers pulled over a car on Interstate 10 between South Park Avenue and South Kino Parkway, knowing that the suspect, Benjamin Peinado, 31, was a passenger in the vehicle, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department.
Peinado, one of four people in the car, was wanted on a felony warrant for burglary and auto theft.
Officers tried to take Peinado into custody, but he “actively resisted arrest” even after he was Tased, Widmer said. Peinado ran from the scene, but officers caught up to him at East Ajo Way and East Bernard Drive.
In addition to the warrant, Peinado faces additional charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of narcotics, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. Heroin and methamphetamine were found in Peinado’s possession, Widmer said.
Another passenger in the car, 28-year-old Lorena Marquez-Lopez, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant and one count of aggravated identity theft, Widmer said.