Officer Gets Minor Injuries During Arrest
FARMINGTON — A Farmington police officer received minor injuries to his left hand and wrist during an arrest Aug. 25 on Rainsong Street in Farmington, according to a police report about the incident.
Jeremy R. Strode, 27, of 187 Rainsong St., is facing a felony charge of second-degree battery (injuring a police officer during the line of duty), after he became irate and refused to cooperate when he was placed under arrest for second-degree assault on a family or household member, a misdemeanor.
According to the report, Officer Joshua Catron, along with Officer Dustin Long, responded to a call about a domestic disturbance in progress. After talking to the victim, Strode was arrested in connection with assault on a family or household member and was handcuffed.
Catron reported that Strode became irate and had to be physically forced to walk down the driveway with officers on both sides. He continued to resist and was taken to the ground. Catron said he placed a knee on Strode and instructed him to calm down and quit fighting. Strode refused to cooperate with officers, the report states, and he was picked up and carried to a patrol unit and placed in the backseat.
Catron said he realized his left hand had been cut and was bleeding and he had pain in his left wrist, in addition to being cut and bleeding from his left wrist.
Based on Catron’s minor injuries that resulted from the incident and Strode’s behavior, the officers then arrested Strode in connection with second-degree battery. Strode also is facing disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors.