Man punches cop on Christmas Eve, behind bars on multiple counts

Ricky Roddy (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)
Ricky Roddy (Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Office)

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 man landed himself in jail after he allegedly punched a police officer multiple times Christmas Eve.

According to the Newport Police Department, Ricky Roddy was pulled over Saturday. Officers then recognized 55-year-old Roddy, who had several outstanding warrants out for his arrest.

Lieutenant Patrick Weatherford told Region 8 News Roddy attempted to run from the officer and threw several punches at that officer.

Roddy is now facing two counts of battery in the second degree, fleeing on foot and resisting arrest.

Roddy will likely have his first court appearance December 27.

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