Officers said they found Bass outside the home, talking with a man, when he saw the police, swore at them and ran back into the home.
“Mr. Bass came back outside and continued yelling profanities at me,” the affidavit says. “I advised Mr. Bass several times to get away from the fire, however, he continually refused.”
The officers said every time he approached Bass, he would run back into the home. Soon, the affidavit says Bass made his way to the front yard, where firefighters were kneeling with a hose in hand ready to put water on the fire.
“When firefighters began putting water on the house, Mr. Bass ran in front of the stream of water and stuck his hand out attempting to block the stream of water,” the affidavit says. “At that time, after multiple orders were given and disregarded, I deployed my (T)aser.”
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The affidavit said the Taser had little effect because one of the prongs didn’t make contact. Bass attempted to return to the home, this time as flames were out of the house, but was hit with a second Taser that was more effective.
“I took Mr. Bass into custody and removed him from the scene,” the affidavit says.
Two dogs were removed from the fire, according to the affidavit.