(April 22, 2015)- A Cape Coral man who fought with officers outside of a pool hall has taken a plea deal.
Today in court, Travis Robey, 21, pled guilty to Resisting an Officer with Violence, a felony of the 3rd degree, and was sentenced to 24 months probation, paying court costs, and 100 hours of community service.
Robey was arrested on June 29, 2014 outside of BA Hustler's after officers responded to a call of a suspicious person yelling and hitting a car in the parking lot. When Officers made contact with Robey at his truck, they saw cannabis in plain view and began a narcotics investigation.
Robey quickly became verbally and physically resistant towards officers and attempted to run away. Officers gave chase into a nearby vacant field and attempted to take Robey into custody. Robey continued to resist despite repeated verbal orders; even after both a Taser and pepper spray were attempted by Officers, with no effect. When the resistance escalated and Robey began striking Officers with fists, he was subdued with a baton.
"We are appreciative of the efforts of the State Attorney's Office in this matter. This matter could have been settled that evening with citations. Instead, Mr. Robey made bad decisions and chose to do violence towards our Officers. Too often, violence agains Police Officers is viewed as being 'just part of the job.' This decision reaffirms what we know to be true- violence against Officers is not acceptable."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.
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