MIDVALE, Utah (ABC4) – A Midvale man faces multiple charges after allegedly fighting with police.
On Friday, June 3, at around 1:30 a.m., officers with the Unified Police Dept. responded to the 8300 block of Coolidge St. on a report of possible domestic violence.
According to a police report, as officers arrived, they could hear yelling from inside the home.
Officers entered, announced themselves, and a male voice came from downstairs, continuing to yell.
Police say they ordered the man to come upstairs. The suspect reportedly yelled back at officers, shouting expletives.
Police say the man surrendered to officers, but refused commands to wear handcuffs. They say he went past an officer, and “the fight was on.”
He was placed on the ground for stabilization, police say, but he continued to fight.
During the struggle, the man reportedly grabbed an officer’s taser and would not let go. “He was tased several times before we could get him in handcuffs,” police say.
Once he was escorted into the patrol car, the man allegedly slammed his head multiple times on the window, “trying to break it.”
He was “yelling threats,” saying he would drive to officers’ houses and kill them, according to the report.
The man was booked into Salt Lake County Jail on the following charges:
- Disarming a Police Officer – Energy Device (3rd Degree Felony)
- Interference with Arresting Officer (Class B Misdemeanor)
- Threat of Violence (Class B Misdemeanor)
- Disorderly Conduct (Infraction)
- Intoxication (Class C Misdemeanor)