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Armour man arrested for assaulting police officer

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ARMOUR — Police records say an Armour man was arrested for obstructing officers and showing law enforcement during a vehicle stop.

Mason Wright, 27, was charged with aggravated and simple assault against a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and obstructing police. An initial appearance hearing is scheduled for Nov. 16.

On Oct. 29, Wright was a passenger in a vehicle that failed to stop for an emergency vehicle. Once the vehicle stopped, Wright started to yell at law enforcement to get off his property, according to court documents. Wright allegedly prevented law enforcement from speaking with the driver of the vehicle and shoved one of the law enforcement officers. While law enforcement tried to secure Wright in the back of the patrol car, Wright tried to kick and escape law enforcement, court documents state.

Aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer is a Class 2 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 25 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. Simple assault against a law enforcement officer is a Class 6 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine. Resisting arrest and obstructing police are both Class 1 misdemeanors, punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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