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Lawayne Mosley, father of Elijah McClain, arrested in Colorado

Lawayne Mosley, father of Elijah McClain, arrested in Colorado
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Lawayne Mosley, Elijah McClain's father, was arrested in Colorado over the weekend and is now facing several charges.

Mosley was initially contacted by state troopers and an Adams County sheriff's deputy. around 5:30 p.m. Saturday near Interstate 70 and Manila Road for suspicion of driving under the influence. He identified himself by name, but also as McClain's father. When state troopers attempted to take him into custody, he resisted arrest, Colorado State Patrol said. He also allegedly had a handgun in his car.

"He identified himself as 'Lawayne Mosley, the father of Elijah McClain.' Those were his words," Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Troy Kessler told CBS News Colorado.

A CBS file photo shows Lawayne Mosley in 2020. CBS

An initial call was made by another driver who reported that a driver was swerving in and out of the eastbound lanes of I-70, according to CSP. He exited at a gas station near the town of Bennett, where state troopers and the Adams County deputy approached him and spoke with him.

When a state trooper asked Mosley to get out of his car, he refused, according to CSP. That's when he allegedly assaulted the trooper, resulting in minor injuries to one of the trooper's arms and knees. The Adams County deputy then tased Mosley, who was treated on scene, along with the trooper, for their injuries.

Mosley was taken to the hospital for a blood test, cooperated with the rest of the investigation and was then booked into jail, CSP said.

He was booked into the Arapahoe County Jail on a $25,000 bond and is charged with second-degree assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, DUI, careless driving and possession of a weapon while under the influence.  

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