January 3, 2015

Father and son arrested in confrontation with deputies

A father and son from Marathon were arrested Friday night after they fought with deputies responding to a noise complaint.

Deputies Garrett Bragg and David Lopez responded to the home on Manor Lane at 11:30 p.m. after neighbors complained about loud music. The deputies could hear music coming from the house from several houses away. Deputy Bragg recognized the address as one deputies frequently are called to. He also recognized the man who answered the door – 56 year old Orlando Alo De Paula – as a man who has made past threats to shoot law enforcement officers.

As soon as Alo answered the door, the deputies attempted to explain they were just there to ask him to turn down the music. Alo interrupted and began yelling at them, telling them in obscene language to get off his property and that he didn’t care about his neighbors. As the confrontation continued and escalated, Alo threatened to throw Deputy Bragg off the balcony and, at one point, grabbed his arm and threatened to “knock you down.”

Alo’s son – 25 year old Tommy Alo – attempted to calm his father who continued to yell and scream at the deputies.

When Deputy Bragg finally attempted to take the father into custody, the father struggled and fought. At one point he broke away and opened a drawer full of knives and reached into the drawer as if he were going to grab one to attack the deputies.

As Deputy Bragg was attempting to put him in handcuffs, the son intervened, pushing Deputy Bragg who then used his Taser to subdue the son. The father at one point grabbed a wine bottle and threw it at Deputy Bragg, missing him by inches.

Both Alos were finally taken into custody. As deputies drove the father to jail, he threatened multiple times to shoot and kill law enforcement officers when he was released. He struggled with detention deputies at the jail and was placed into a restraint chair to protect himself and others from injury.

Orlando Alo was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, three counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence.

Tommy Alo was charged with resisting arrest without violence.

Both men were booked into jail.

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