A 25-year-old man who reportedly kicked an Oak Ridge police officer in the face and attempted to take a Taser from a deputy with the Cooke County Sheriff’s Office last week remained in custody at the Cooke County Jail Monday, Jan. 7.
Sheriff Terry Gilbert said Steven Shotwithtwoarrows was arrested on charges of attempting to take a weapon from an officer and resisting arrest, search or transport at his grandmother’s home in Lake Kiowa on Friday, Jan. 4.
Gilbert said the warrants that were issued for his arrest stem from an incident at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1 when deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of Neals Hill Road in reference to a disturbance.
The person who called law enforcement reported that there were a bunch of people fighting, he said.
A man, later identified as Shotwithtwoarrows, who appeared to be “intoxicated and irate” approached Oak Ridge police at the scene, according to information provided by the CCSO.
An Oak Ridge officer attempted to place Shotwithtwoarrows under arrest, but he resisted and the two fell to the ground.
A sheriff’s deputy attempted to assist Oak Ridge PD with Shotwithtwoarrows but because he resisted, law enforcement could not place the “uncooperative” man in handcuffs, according to Gilbert.
Gilbert said the deputy attempted to “drive stun” Shotwithtwoarrows with his Taser. A drive stun, he said, is when the Taser is placed directly to a person’s body without deploying the darts.
“Shotwithtwoarrows reached back and grabbed the deputy’s Taser and attempted to take it from him,” Gilbert told the Register. “The deputy was able to pull his Taser away and place the subject in custody.”
The sheriff said that as Shotwithtwoarrows was being placed in the back seat of the patrol car, he kicked the Oak Ridge officer in the face.
Gilbert said Monday that the deputy and officer are OK and that there were no major injuries.
Shotwithtwoarrows was placed into custody on Jan. 1 on charges of public intoxication, assault of a public servant and on a felony theft warrant out of Denton County. His bond was set at $12,500, and he posted bail the same day, jail records show.
As of Monday afternoon, Shotwithtwoarrows remained jailed on the attempting to take a weapon from an officer and resisting arrest, search or transport charges. His bond totals $12,000.