Authorities arrest former state champion wrestler from Sidney
SCOTTSBLUFF - A two-time Nebraska high school state wrestling champion from Sidney was arrested in Scottsbluff on charges of second-degree assault on an officer, terroristic threats, resisting arrest and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony last week.
Scottsbluff Police say Trey Arellano, 21, of Gering, is accused of threatening to "kill a cop" when he was contacted by an off-duty police officer while in a parking lot behind the police station in the early morning hours on Feb. 18.
Arellano asked the officer if he was a cop. The officer remained in his vehicle and alerted other officers inside the station for backup.
According to a press release, Arellano is accused of concealing what was later described as "an edged weapon" in his hand. The officers believed Arellano was armed and demanded he show his hands. Arellano refused and an altercation with officers ensued. Police eventually deployed an electronic control device and Arellano was placed in handcuffs.
Two officers were treated for minor injuries and immediately returned to duty.
Arellano was a four-time state wrestling qualifier, a three-time finalist, and compiled a 45-and-3 record in his senior year at Sidney High School. He signed a letter of intent to wrestle for Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. in March 2019. No stats were recorded for Arellano on the Northeastern wrestling webpage.
The Scottsbluff Fire Department, Valley Ambulance Services, Gering Police Department and Scotts Bluff County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene.