A Texas police officer had a portion of his ear bitten off in a battle with an uncooperative suspect who was believed to be driving drunk, police stated.
Christopher Michael Rogers, 45, was detained by officers from the Denton Police Department Friday shortly earlier than 11:10 p.m. following an altercation throughout a visitors cease. In a scuffle, Rogers allegedly punched a regulation enforcement deputy earlier than utilizing his personal mouth as a weapon.
The incident started, police stated, when an officer pulled over a car after it was seen weaving from lane to lane on Interstate 35E. The driver of the car pulled over on the shoulder of the northbound lanes of visitors close to North Texas Boulevard however then refused to exit the automobile.
Officers suspected that Rogers was driving whereas intoxicated.
As the deputies tried to take away him from the car, Rogers punched one among them within the face, Denton Police stated. A backup officer and sergeant then tried to handcuff the suspect however he resisted. During the battle, all concerned fell to the bottom together with the freeway.
Rogers “began to bite the sergeant’s head and ear, ultimately biting a portion of the sergeant’s ear off,” cops stated. A stun gun was deployed and Rogers was lastly positioned into handcuffs.
As Rogers was being taken to a hospital for remedy he “kicked a paramedic attempting to treat him in the chest,” the police division’s account of the occasions stated.
Denton is a metropolis inside the Dallas-Fort Worth metro space. In a press release, officers stated that following his launch from hospital the suspect was booked into the City of Denton Jail.
He was going through a number of prices together with driving whereas intoxicated, resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, assault on a paramedic and aggravated assault on a public servant. The injured sergeant was “in good spirits and is recovering at home,” cops stated.
The title of the police officer was not launched. Rogers was now not listed on the jail’s inmate roster at the moment. The police division revealed the suspect’s mugshot by itself web site. It was not instantly clear how a lot his jail bail was set at, Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.