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Police use stun gun on assault suspect multiple times

Columbus police used a stun gun multiple times Monday night on an assault suspect before taking him into custody, reports state.

Rodgerick Hicks, 46, is charged with obstruction of an officer, simple assault and simple battery, police said.

According to reports, police responded about 9:20 p.m. Monday to a home in the 3600 block of Fourth Avenue. Officers learned that the suspect, later identified as Hicks, hit one man in the face and chased a woman around the house.

Police say they then found Hicks, who balled his hands into fists and got into a fighting stance. An officer ordered Hicks to the ground. Hicks refused to comply the first time, but he dropped to his knees when the officer repeated the order.

Another officer then tried to handcuff Hicks, who hit the officer in the face with his elbow. Police then used a stun gun on Hicks multiple times before arresting him, reports state.

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