Man arrested for assault and obstructing officer at traffic stopA Mitchell Police Division officer recently arrested a man for simple assault against a law officer and obstructing a law enforcement officer.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
A Mitchell Police Division officer recently arrested a man for simple assault against a law officer and obstructing a law enforcement officer.
Dee Jay Ring, 24, Mitchell, was on the street when Officer Russ Stevenson was conducting a search of another vehicle.
Ring walked behind Stevenson, making pig noises. Stevenson told Ring to keep walking, but Ring yelled at Stevenson, stating he hated all Mitchell cops.
Ring left the area, but returned shortly and made pig noises at Stevenson again.
Ring sat down on the curb after Stevenson told him to leave. Stevenson told Ring he was obstructing the traffic stop, but Ring refused to leave.
Stevenson arrested Ring and brought him to the Davison County Public Safety Center for booking. Court documents state Ring was agitated and kicked the booking room counter, which lifted up and struck the corrections officer doing the booking. The officer was injured.
Ring continued to be uncooperative and officers threatened to use a Taser on him. However, it was not discharged.
The assault against the law enforcement officer carries a maximum charge of two years in prison and a $4,000 fine.
The obstruction charge carries a maximum of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.