Man wanted in Cherokee Village accused of striking officers in Massachusetts

Man wanted in Cherokee Village accused of striking officers in Massachusetts
Jarred Adkins (Source: Yarmouth Police Dept. via Facebook)

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR (KAIT) - A man wanted in Cherokee Village faces assault charges in Massachusetts after police say he attacked two officers.

Police in Yarmouth, Mass., arrested 35-year-old Jarred David Adkins of Hyannis, Mass., on suspicion of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer.

According to a social media post, officers responded to a call Sunday evening of a man walking in the middle of the road, "challenging vehicles."

When police asked if he needed help, they say Adkins began to yell nonsense and yelled, "I demand respect."

He then chest-bumped one of the officers before taking off two shirts he was wearing and walked back into the highway.

According to the post, traffic was "extremely heavy," and both lanes came to a sudden stop.

One of the officers grabbed Adkins' right arm and told him he was under arrest. At that point, according to police, Adkins pulled away and began swinging his arms, striking both officers in the head.

The officers deployed a Taser drive stun, but said Adkins continued to fight and struggle. He was tased a second time, again to no effect.

Several other officers arrived and managed to gain control of Adkins and take him into custody.

While being booked into jail, officers learned that Adkins is wanted on a warrant out of Cherokee Village, Ark.

They also discovered that Adkins is a convicted violent felon, currently on probation, with 31 prior charges in Massachusetts.

He is being held on a $500 cash bail.

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