Savage man faces felony charge for assault 02 Sep 11

A 21-year-old man from Savage faces several criminal charges after an altercation with Belle Plaine police earlier this week.

Jonathan Candela is charged with a felony count of assaulting a police officer, and gross-misdemeanor counts of DWI after he allegedly struck an officer and spat on him after he was apprehended following a brief foot pursuit early Sunday morning.

According to the criminal complaint, an officer had tried to pull over Candela’s vehicle for speeding when the foot chase and alleged assault took place.

Candela was still in Scott County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon. His next court appearance is scheduled for today.