Man Convicted Of Assaulting Deputy Is Caught, Arrested In Garvin County

Friday, June 10th 2016, 10:20 pm
By: News 9

A Garvin County man is arrested again on Friday afternoon. This latest round of trouble for Tyler Rolan stems from an incident about six months ago.

When Garvin County Sheriff's deputies knocked on Tyler Rolan's door in January and told him he was under arrest, court documents said he spouted off and sent his dog after the deputies.

The probable cause affidavit said Rolan punched one of the deputies on "the left side of the face with a closed fist and then took off running" and the pitbull also bit the deputy in the leg.

Court documents also said Rolan even reached for the deputy's weapon "trying to pull it from his holster”, but was unsuccessful.

After that arrest, Sheriff Larry Rhodes said Rolan got a very light sentence.

“No prison time whatsoever here, which is frustrating to me on an assault on my deputy,” Sheriff Rhodes said.

As part of the agreement with the court, Sheriff Rhodes said Rolan was supposed to spend time in rehab. And he did, but Rhodes said he absconded from that facility at the beginning of this month.

So, once again a warrant was filed for his arrest.

Deputies found him south of Maysville in a closet late Friday afternoon. This time, they said he didn't put up a fight. And on his walk into the jail, he had nothing to say as News 9 cameras rolled.

Records show Rolan has been in the Garvin County Jail ten times since 2011.

Sheriff Rhodes said this kind of blatant disregard for the law and court agreements is becoming too common.

“It causes us to duplicate and replicate our work. We have to go out and arrest these people over and over and over again,” he said. “At what point do we say the bus stops here?”

He hopes that time is now for Rolan, and the courts take more serious action against a known violent felon.

Rolan's girlfriend was arrested Friday for helping to hide him.