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Naked man arrested for hitting police officer

After being tased five times, a naked Mitchell man was arrested for assaulting a police officer Tuesday night. Ross Yeo, 20, was charged with simple assault against a law enforcement officer, a Class 6 felony punishable by up to two years in pris...

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Police lights. (Republic file photo)

After being tased five times, a naked Mitchell man was arrested for assaulting a police officer Tuesday night.

Ross Yeo, 20, was charged with simple assault against a law enforcement officer, a Class 6 felony punishable by up to two years in prison and/or a fine of $4,000, after allegedly hitting the officer in the head.

He was also charged with public indecency, obstructing law enforcement and resisting arrest, all of which are misdemeanors. According to court documents, Mitchell police were called at 10:22 p.m. by a man who said a naked man had jumped into his car and assaulted him in the area of 11th Avenue and Capital Street before leaving the scene.

When he was found, an officer reportedly took hold of Yeo's left arm, at which time Yeo hit the officer in the ear and the side of the head, leaving his ear red and swollen. The officer then took out his Taser and used it on Yeo, who fell to the ground but kept getting up until the Taser had been used five times, for five seconds each.

When officers tried to handcuff Yeo, he reportedly continued to try to get away. A Taser probe had become lodged in Yeo's neck, and Mitchell Emergency Medical Services was called to remove it.

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Because police believed Yeo to be intoxicated at the time of his arrest, he was taken to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital before he was taken to the Davison County Jail.

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