UPDATE: Authorities report Cesar Ernesto Gomez, Jr. has been taken into custody.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is searching for an Arden man who is reportedly armed.
On Monday, Oct. 26, deputies responded to a call for service at the home of Cesar Ernesto Gomez, Jr., 21. After arrival, deputies attempted to place Gomez under arrest for two outstanding warrants.
While placing him under arrest, authorities say Gomez resisted and a physical altercation ensued.
One of the deputies was pushed by Gomez, causing him to fall and hit his head against a wall, breaking the drywall. The other deputy was bitten by Cesar causing a portion of his skin to become partially detached. Gomez fled on foot with handcuffs attached to one of his arms.
Gomez is an avid boxer and he has also made threats with a knife to harm law enforcement officers. Anyone who comes in contact with Cesar should use caution and immediately call 911.