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Felon Arrested on Battery Charges

A felon that was was re-arrested for possession of a firearm earlier this month was arrested again but this time for a number of alleged battery related charges. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says officers to an assault call at a Julia Ranch Rd home Friday evening.
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While being questioned by the officers Cortez became agitated and took a fighting stance swinging at officers and telling them to arrest him.
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The officer needed to go to the hospital to be treated.
Cortez was taken into custody and charged with battery, battery on an officer, resisting arrest, and terrorist threats.

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