Deputies: Drunk Newark man arrested after domestic incident

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Newark man during an investigation into a domestic dispute.

Alejandro A. Mercado was being taken into custody by deputies after it was determined that he was incapacitated by consumption of alcohol to the point where physical harm of himself or others was likely if no action was taken by deputies.

Deputies say that Mercado physically resisted and attempted to fight deputies while they had attempted to arrest him. Mercado was taken into custody and was discovered to be in possession of Marijuana.

Deputies also say Mercado proceeded to make multiple threats of physical harm to deputies while in custody.

He was arrested for resisting arrest, harassment, and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Mercado was arraigned before Judge VanNostrand in the Town of Williamson Court.

Following arraignment Mercado was committed to the Wayne County Jail in lieu of $500 cash bail. He is to reappear in the Town of Williamson court at a later date for further court proceedings.