The officer was serving a restraining order, a call police say is never routine and always treated with caution.
According to Springfield Police, Freddy Arroyo Junior is a frequent flyer with their department.
In April of last year he was wanted on an outstanding warrant and police pulled up to his then-address on Humbert Street.
The officer went up to a man outside next to a car.
“He approached the man at the car and said is Freddy Arroyo Jr. there? And the guy says yeah, he’s my son he’s over there,” explains Police Sgt. John Delaney.
So walking in that direction the officer prepared to make the arrest.
“When the officer approached the front door, the suspect said he knew there was a warrant for his arrest and he was going to get his coat. Instead, he ran out the back of the house and a police chase ensued,” says Delaney who goes on to add, “Officer Aguire then chased him, called for help. Then there was a full chase all around this area at 8 o’clock at night.”
Hopping fences and running down neighborhood streets, Officer Aguire finally tackled Arroyo half a block away.
Arroyo resisting arrest began fighting with the officer in the street.
From there Delany says, “And then the father came over and said you’re not locking up my son and he got in the fray.”
With back-up officers arriving, both Arroyo and his father were arrested.
Arroyo for resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer.
He showed up for his arraignment but bailed on his next court date and he hasn’t been seen since.
But police believe he could still be in Springfield.
If you see Freddy Arroyo Junior call 9-1-1 or you can send police an anonymous tip. Just text it to CRIMES or 2-7-4-6-3-7 and in the message type SOLVE and your tip.