Man Tasered, arrested after allegedly punching officer
Reportedly threw cookies at McDonald’s employees beforehand
A Waldorf man was subdued by Taser and arrested on Monday night after reportedly punching a police officer in the head outside of the McDonald’s located on the 11000 block of Mall Circle.
Before the alleged assault, Gregory Sylvester Blakeney, 24, upset that he could not retrieve his paycheck from the restaurant, hopped over the counter and began throwing cookies at workers, according to court records.
Blakeney was advised that he could get the check the next day. When he walked outside, he passed Charles County Sheriff’s Office Pfc. D. Behm’s police vehicle and reportedly began to intentionally agitate the canine inside, causing it to start barking. The deputy told him to stop disturbing the dog and advised him to leave the premises or he would be arrested, as he approached him.
“Blakeney failed to comply with the order and [turned] towards me,” Behm wrote in the charging documents.
When the officer tried to arrest Blakeney, he allegedly tried to pull away from his grasp and “then swung a closed right fist” striking Behm in the head, po- lice records indicate.
A brief struggle ensued and Blakeney was detained after an assisting officer deployed his Taser while another deputy placed handcuffs on him.
Blakeney was released on his own recognizance on Wednesday and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on May 13.