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Mitchell man arrested for biting officer during arrest

A Mitchell Police Division vehicle. (Republic file photo)

A Mitchell man was arrested March 23 for reportedly biting a police officer and resisting being handcuffed.

At about 6:20 p.m., police responded to a residence in the 700 block of South Kimball Street for a man who was trying to fight people, according to court documents.

Jamie Norton, 41, was reportedly unable to stand up on his own and fell backward into a glass display case when law enforcement tried to help him up. When he was helped back up and officers tried to handcuff him, he allegedly pulled his hands away multiple times.

After Norton was handcuffed, he reportedly bit an officer's arm in the process of being put into a patrol car and kicked at officers. While being transported to the Davison County Jail, he allegedly kicked the vehicle's windows. Norton gave a PBT of 0.214 at the jail.

Norton is charged with aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer, a Class 2 felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. He's also charged with obstructing police, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

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