ALACHUA ‒ James Allan Garrison, 62, was arrested on Saturday, Sept. 17, 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 Northwest 151st Place in Alachua. 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. 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 eight state prison sentences. His most recent release was 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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