Sheriff: Man 'tazed' 4 times during arrest

Sheriff: Man 'tazed' 4 times during arrest

CALICO ROCK, AR (KAIT) - A man accused of causing a disturbance at a Region 8 store had to be "tazed" 3 times before deputies could take him into custody, then once again at the jail.

Jason Stanley, 36, of Optimus was arrested March 19 following a disturbance involving female clerks at the Dollar General Store in Calico Rock.

According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, Stanley was "extremely combative and aggressive toward deputies, requiring him to be tazed 3 times during the arrest process."

In addition to ignoring the deputies' commands, Lawrence said Stanley "ran back into the store, screaming, spitting and kicking store shelves."

When he was finally placed into a deputy's patrol unit, "Stanley continued to yell, spit, blow snot from his nose, smeared blood from his shirt to the seats of the vehicle, urinated in the car, and hit his head on the window," the sheriff said.

Once he arrived at the jail, Stanley refused to get out of the vehicle, the sheriff said. Deputies stunned Stanley again in the booking area.

"When placed into a cell Stanley hit his head numerous times against the cell door, causing a laceration," Lawrence said.

Stanley was taken to a Batesville hospital where he was treated and later returned to the Izard County Detention Facility.

He was charged with third degree battery, obstruction of governmental operations, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, fleeing, and refusal to submit to arrest.

Charges for Stanley were later upgraded to sexual assault second degree relating to his conduct toward female store clerk.

Stanley posted a $50,000 cash bond on the day of his arrest and was given a court date of April 21.

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