KENNEBEC - A Kennebec man was charged with felony assault against a law enforcement officer after allegedly throwing his cellphone at a Lyman County Sheriff's Office deputy.

On Feb. 17, two deputies responded to a report of an intoxicated man who had left a local bar and was making suicidal statements. The deputies located the man, Scott Thomas, who was agitated about their presence, according to court documents.

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Thirty-two-year-old Thomas then allegedly threw his cellphone, hitting one of the deputies in the genitals.

The second deputy attempted to arrest Thomas for the assault, but Thomas repeatedly resisted.

Eventually, Thomas complied with officers' orders, but when he was placed in the back of a patrol vehicle, he repeatedly hit his head against the plexiglass cage, according to court documents.

Thomas was charged with simple assault against a law enforcement officer, a Class 6 felony punishable upon conviction by up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor.