Jose Alvarez Galdamez
Jose Alvarez Galdamez

January 9, 2017

A 31-year-old Carroll man allegedly lied when he told police officers his roommate assaulted him and later refused to put on a jail jumpsuit, which prompted officers to forcibly change his clothes.

Jose Eduardo Alvarez Galdamez called 911 about 1:40 a.m. on Jan. 2 and said his roommate punched him, according to court records.

“Upon arrival, officers spoke with both parties, and it was determined that the defendant was making a false report against his roommate,” the records show. “The defendant admitted to making the false report while on body camera video and stated that police did not need to be at his residence and that we could leave.”

The officers left and took Alvarez Galdamez with them to Carroll County Jail for making a false report, a simple misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail.

Once there, Alvarez Galdamez allegedly refused to change into the orange-and-white inmate fatigues. Officers put him on the ground and took off his belt, shoes and pants and put on the jail clothes.

“The defendant tried to push away from me while he was on the ground and continually tried to strike me with the back of his head as he was on the ground,” Carroll Police Officer Ethan Kathol wrote in a criminal complaint.

Alvarez Galdamez was additionally charged with interference with official acts, also a simple misdemeanor.

He was released from jail the next day. His trial is set for Jan. 31.