Alachua man arrested for battery on officer


ALACHUA, Fla. – James Allan Garrison, 62, was arrested yesterday afternoon after allegedly grabbing an Alachua Police Department officer around the throat and resisting arrest.

The officer responded to a verbal altercation in the 13300 block of NW 151st Place in Alachua, and Garrison allegedly pushed and grabbed the officer around the throat while trying to get past him while the officer was trying to prevent him from attacking another person. The officer reportedly told Garrison that he was under arrest and to put his hands behind his back, but Garrison allegedly refused to comply until the officer displayed his Taser.

Garrison has been charged with resisting arrest without violence and battery on a police officer. He is a registered Career Offender with 13 felony convictions, 26 misdemeanor convictions, and 8 state prison sentences, with his most recent release in March. He was arrested on July 31, 2022, for battery and released on $5,000 bond. He is being held on $30,000 bond on the current charges.

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  • Some people are just incapable of learning their lesson.

    Maybe he likes a single gender facility.

    When the do-do hits the fan, you better be prepared to protect yourself and your family. The po-po will probably be too busy to help.

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