Byron teen arrested for obstructing the legal process

(ABC 6 News) – A teenage boy was arrested for obstructing the legal process in a Byron car prowl investigation last night.

A deputy responded to a 10:18 p.m. call about a car prowl in the 10 block of 2nd Street NW, Lt. Lee Rossman with the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said.

The caller reported a person inside their neighbor’s vehicle. The deputy left the scene in the direction the suspect walked, and made quick contact with a 17-year-old boy the sheriff’s office recognized as a suspect in other car prowls and thefts.

After a short conversation, the deputy attempted to pat the boy down. As he did so, the teenager “quickly thrust his hand” toward the deputy’s face.

The deputy attempted to handcuff the teen, who resisted by tensing his arms and trying to pull away from the deputy. The deputy “took the juvenile to the ground,” was able to deescalate the situation, and finished handcuffing him, Rossman said.

The entire encounter took 4-6 minutes, he estimated.

Other deputies made contact with the possible victim, who said the car had been “gone through,” but nothing was missing.

The Byron teenager faces charges of gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process with force and misdemeanor tampering with a motor vehicle.