Man charges at officer at Jonesboro motel, charged with 2 felonies

Man charges at officer at Jonesboro motel, charged with 2 felonies

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A Kentucky man is charged with two felonies after he became aggressive with two Jonesboro police officers.

Officer Gary Jackson was dispatched to the Motel 6 on Caraway Road at around 7:10 a.m. Friday.

A motel employee said a guest who had been there for 3 days was, "wandering around the complex causing problems with other guests."

He was also going through another guest's vehicle, according to the police report.

Officer Jackson located the man, Shaun Bryant Wyatt, 24, of Lexington, KY, and asked if he had been inside someone else's vehicle.

The man said yes and told police the owners had asked him to get inside.

The man gave officers his identification.

When an assisting officer, Chris Perry, began to walk up Wyatt threw his wallet to the ground and started to walk toward Officer Jackson "in an aggressive manner with his fists clenched," according to the report.

Officer Jackson asked him to stop, but Wyatt did not stop and he deployed his taser to stop him.

He said the barbs struck Wyatt in the stomach, but had no effect on him.

"The suspect then ran at me and knocked me to the ground and began throwing punches at me," Officer Jackson said in his statement.

Officer Perry pushed Wyatt off of Officer Jackson.

Wyatt then punched Officer Perry in the face.

Officer Perry then used his taser to stop Wyatt until they could place him in handcuffs.

Wyatt was taken to St. Bernards because one of the taser barbs hit him in the top of the head.

He is charged with felonies for breaking or entering and battery.

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