A man accused of trying to bite a police officer before fleeing and then attempting to grab the officer’s weapon was indicted by a Muscogee County grand jury on Tuesday, court records state.
Domonique Smith, 22, faces charges of attempted weapon removal from an officer and obstruction, records state.
According to reports, A Columbus Police Officer spotted the suspect standing in the middle of Veterans Parkway during a rainstorm around 3:45 a.m. April 24. The officer moved into the center lane to avoid hitting the man, then stopped the car and approached.
He asked the man what he was doing and then grabbed the suspect by the arm when the man tried to bite him, police said.
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The officer pulled his Taser and used it on the suspect, who fell, got up and then pointed at the officer as if he had something in his hand, reports state.
The officer pulled his gun and told the man to get on the ground, but instead he began to run. The officer chased him to Seventh Street, where he tackled the suspect and they began to fight, police report.
While fighting, the man tried to grab the officer’s chemical spray from its holster. The officer forced his hand away, and the man was taken into custody.