YCSO: Man assaulted deputy after refusing citation

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Charles Blazek By Andrew Michalscheck Charles Blazek By Andrew Michalscheck

BLACK CANYON CITY, Ariz. -- A Black Canyon City man spent his Christmas behind bars after he allegedly refused to receive a citation and assaulted a Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputy.

On Dec. 20, YCSO deputies spoke with 64-year-old Charles Blazek after he reportedly caused a disturbance at a Black Canyon City business.

During his initial encounter with deputies, Blazek was given a trespassing warning and told that any additional problems could result in a citation or arrest.

On Dec. 23, deputies were informed that Blazek had caused two more disturbances at the business, and had threatened an employee.

According to YCSO, a deputy went to Blazek’s home intending to issue a citation. When the deputy arrived, Blazek reportedly said he wouldn’t accept the citation and would hurt anyone who tried to arrest him.

Blazek ignored commands from the deputy and began walking back inside his home, which is when the deputy used his pepper spray.

Blazek was still able to grab two ball peen hammers, forcing the deputy to retreat and use a parked vehicle as a barrier between himself and Blazek.

The deputy eventually shot Blazek with a Taser as he attempted to go back inside his home, but Blazek was able to remove the probes and lock himself inside his house.

Additional deputies arrived on scene and told Blazek that if he didn’t exit his home he would be removed from his residence by the SWAT team.

Blazek walked out of his house within approximately 10 minutes, and was placed under arrest.

Blazek is now facing numerous criminal charges including aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct. He remains in the Camp Verde Detention Center on a $20,000 bond.