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ELKO – An Elko man who was sought by police on a misdemeanor warrant is facing felony charges after he allegedly resisted officers.

According to Police Lt. Ty Trouten, officers went to the residence of Ryan D. Fosmo, 42, to serve him a misdemeanor warrant. When Fosmo answered the door he became agitated and was not cooperative with police. After officers handcuffed Fosmo and took him to the squad car he turned to face the officers and kicked at them, Trouten said.

“The officers tried to tell him this is just a misdemeanor and there is no need to make it serious,” said Trouten, “but he tried to resist and commit battery so now we are looking at felony charges. Sometimes people are stopped for citations and actually go to jail because they do not want to cooperate fully.”

Fosmo was released from prison earlier in the year, said Trouten.

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An Elko judge sentenced Fosmo to prison for up to 11 years in 2012 for grand theft of scrap metal and possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.

Fosmo was arrested Thursday for domestic battery; assault on a protected person; resisting a public officer; intimidating a public officer or others; and damaging jail property worth less than $5,000.

Bail was listed at $29,280.

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