It’s one of those stories that, according to police accounts, a suspect did just about everything wrong. It begins with him driving around without license plates.
Lincoln police pulled over 30-year old Alejandro Guzman at 2:48 a.m. Monday. As the officer approached the vehicle, Guzman opened the door. The officer observed a plastic baggie in the car which was tied in a knot. Police say this was a common clue that narcotics were inside.
At this point, Guzman grabbed the baggie and refused to show it to the officer. He then lunged from the vehicle and began fighting with the officer. Other officers arrived and took him into custody. The first officer was treated and released at a hospital for pain to his jaw and minor abrasions to his chin and right arm.
During the struggle, the baggie fell out. Police say it contained 1.6 grams of suspected methamphetamine. A search of Guzman’s car revealed a scale, other baggies, and a loaded .357 Magnum Ruger which was reported stolen in Omaha back in 2002.
A more thorough search of Guzman at the jail revealed another 11.9 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Guzman was booked for possession of meth with intent to deliver, possession of a firearm while in the commission of a narcotic offense, felon in possession of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, and assaulting a police officer.
Guzman is familiar with being behind bars. He was paroled from the Nebraska Department of Corrections on August 9 after serving nearly 8 years of a 22 year sentence for assault, use of a weapon, assaulting an officer, fleeing police and theft by receiving stolen property.