Of­fi­cer Gets Mi­nor In­juries Dur­ing Ar­rest

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - NEWS - By Lynn Kutter

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.

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