$50,000 bond for Trenton man accused of assaulting officer

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A Trenton resident faces multiple charges following an incident on April 1, where he allegedly charged at a police officer. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports that 19-year-old Hugo Moralez-Cruz was arrested by the Trenton Police Department on April 1.

He has been charged with felonies of second-degree assault involving a special victim and second-degree assault. Additionally, he faces misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace, resisting or interfering with an arrest, detention, or stop, and being a minor visibly intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of more than .02%.

His bond has been set at $50,000, cash only. Special conditions include no contact with the alleged victims, adherence to North Missouri Court Services, GPS monitoring, and a prohibition on alcohol consumption. He is scheduled to appear in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court on April 9.

Moralez-Cruz is accused of trying to physically injure a victim by charging and lunging at the person’s neck several times. A probable cause statement identifies the victim as a Trenton police officer. He also allegedly attempted to physically injure another person by swinging his arms in an attempt to strike.

Moralez-Cruz is accused of disturbing peace and causing alarm to others, resisting detention by law enforcement by pulling away from officers, and having a blood alcohol content of more than .02% by weight.

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