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One arrested after assaulting a peace officer in SW Bakersfield

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Posted at 4:36 AM, Jul 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 13:59:47-04

The Bakersfield Police Department was monitoring a funeral Saturday near Wilson Rd and Wible road at the request of the decedent's mother. 

Officials said a larger crowd gathered and officers saw several small fights among the crowd. 

At the request of the mother, officers assisted in dispersing the crowd. 

According to officials, just before 4:30 p.m. officers were dispersing the crowd and an officer who was videoing the gathering was assaulted by Antwan Rowel, 26.

Rowel was taken into custody after a brief struggle and determined to be on Post Release Community Supervision. 

Rowel was booked into the Kern County Jail for assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest, causing injury to a peace officer and a probation violation.