Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Don't Taze me Bro! - CCIV


A slow learner?

Man gets Tased three times by police

SEGUIN — Some people are quick learners. Others, not so much.

Police say a local man was stunned three times with an electric shock device after becoming belligerent with officers sent to settle a disturbance late Sunday morning.

Daniel E. Newman, 32, was booked into county jail on allegations of public intoxication, resisting arrest and interfering with the duties of a public servant, said Seguin Police Detective Lt. Jerry Hernandez.

Police officers who went to a reported disturbance in the 700 block of South Austin Street at 11:25 a.m. Sunday found Newman at the home. As they investigated, the officers reported he became belligerent and approached an officer in a “very aggressive manner.”

Newman was taken into custody with the help of a Taser stun device and was taken to Guadalupe Regional Medical Center for an examination prior to going to jail. As he was taken from the patrol car, he struggled to escape, and was shocked again, Hernandez said.

At the county jail, Newman again fought with officers, and Hernandez said the jail’s SERT team was dispatched to aid police officers in processing Newman into custody — again with the help of a stun gun.

Newman posted $6,000 bail and was released Monday, Hernandez said.

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