Grand Island, Neb. -- A Grand Island traffic stop resulted in the arrest of 2 brothers, one of whom wasn't even present for the stop.
An altercation resulting in one Grand Island police officer requiring stitches, all began with a broken headlight.
Police say 23-year old Alan Fierro was pulled over Saturday night in the Tommy's parking lot on South Locust St.
That's where officer Jason Allen found an open beer and marijuana pipe, and Fierro was asked to perform a breath test. When he failed, officers attempted to arrest him.
"The subject, when he was went to be placed into handcuffs, actually struck the officer with his elbow in the chest of the officer as he's trying to escape. The officers on scene were able to subdue the gentleman, get him to the ground. During that altercation, one of the officers did get a laceration on his elbow," said Grand Island Police Captain Dean Elliot.
During the arrest, members of Fierro's family arrived, which complicated the matter.
"One of the brothers decided that he was going to try and intervene a little bit. He was given orders to stay back. The brother decided that he wanted to threaten a couple of the officers that were standing close to him by saying that he was going to do physical bodily injury to them. He'd find them off duty when they didn't have a badge, that sort of stuff," said Elliot.
Fierro was arrested for 3rd degree assault of an officer, resisting arrest, attempted escape, refusal to submit to a test, 2nd offense DUI, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving without headlights.
Alan Fierro was in Hall County Court Monday morning facing six of those charges charges, much worse than what he would have faced with just the broken headlight.
"If it was just the headlight and he wasn't drinking it would have probably been a defect, a correction violation when the officers observed open alcohol and can obviously tell that he's been drinking, that he was intoxicating, could plain view see the controlled substances and paraphernalia in the vehicle, that's not a cite-able offense anymore," said Elliot
Fierro's brother, 28-year old Luis, was not in court Monday for the two counts of 3rd degree assault by menacing threats he was arrested for according to records but was released on cash bail in the morning.
Alan Fierro is held on $5,000 bail.