A Granger man resisted his arrest by Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputies Thursday afternoon, both when he was taken into custody at his residence and when he was extricated from a patrol vehicle at the Dallas County Jail.
Ronald Richard Pagliai, 54, of 2105 Sycamore St., Granger, was arrested on a warrant for parole violation in connection with his arrest Dec. 13 at an Osceola truck stop, where he allegedly committed first-offense domestic abuse assault-injury or mental illness.
According to a Dallas County Sheriff’s office spokesperson, Pagliai “slightly resisted the arrest and had to be forcibly taken into custody” and again proved restive prior to booking.
In the alleged Osceola assault, according to court records, the female victim claimed Pagliai “struck her in the left side of her head, where she appeared to have some swelling,” and he “was digging his fingers into her mouth and caused a cut under her lip.”
Witnesses at the Pilot truck stop claimed that “they observed him packing up her belongings from the back seat of the car, slapping her in the head and grabbing her by the hair. Witnesses stated that he nearly ran over the victim when leaving the parking lot.”
Pagliai was released on parole Nov. 6 after serving about 25 months in the Iowa State Penitentiary at Fort Madison as a result of convictions in Polk County District Court on charges of third-degree theft, eluding and failure to appear and in Dallas County District Court on charges of second-degree theft and third-degree theft.
Pagliai is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Jan. 16 in Clarke County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.