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BEND, OR -- A South County man, accused last week of assaulting a state trooper, has been indicted fore more than a dozen crimes stemming from two incidents. 


The Deschutes County District Attorney's office says 50-year-old Alexander DiRienzo encountered Sheriff’s deputies in early September, when he pulled his car in front of patrol cars during a traffic stop, preventing the officers from leaving. When they attempted to detain him he drove to his nearby driveway, got out of his car with a gun and allegedly verbally threatened deputies. 


Then, In October, a State Trooper tried to pull over DiRienzo for driving erratically. He led police to his Day Road home where he's accused of initiating a fist fight with the trooper and tried to take his patrol rifle. He was arrested two days later. 
The Grand Jury returned an indictment on 14 crimes, including Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Robbery in the First Degree, Escape, Reckless Driving and Interfering with a Peace Officer. DiRienzo is due in court Tuesday afternoon.

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