Update: Man damages two police cars after being arrested for less than a gram of marijuana

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comApril 9, 2013 

Update (Tuesday, 11:41 a.m.):

During a 9 a.m. Recorder's Court hearing, Judge Michael Cielinski set Pollard's bond at $6,125. An estimate on the damage done to the two cars was not mentioned during the proceedings.

Original:

A man damaged two police cars Monday morning after he was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, according to a Columbus Police Department report.

Police responded to Andrews Court Apartments on Cusseta Road at about 2:20 a.m. to investigate a 2007 Dodge Ram with a paper tag, occupied by two men. Both men got out of the vehicle and ran on seeing police. While officers were unable to stop the driver, they did apprehend the passenger, 25-year-old D'angelo Pollard.

Officers also found a marijuana cigarette weighing .2 grams in the passenger side door.

After officers told Pollard he was under arrest, he allegedly became irate and began cursing and yelling loud enough to cause residents at the apartments to come outside.

Pollard was placed inside a patrol car and strapped in. Shortly after, he managed to free himself of the car restraints and began kicking the rear passenger door hard enough to separate the paneling from the frame.

After officers placed Pollard in leg irons and put him in another patrol car, he allegedly stated "You want to see me break something?" He then began thrusting up against his seat belt and restraints, causing the seat to come loose from the frame. He also stripped out the restraining bolt of the lap bar.

Pollard was eventually transported to Muscogee County Jail. He was charged with possession of marijuana, obstruction of law enforcement, interference with government property, loitering and disorderly conduct.

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