Dayton police fought a man to the ground in the middle of the street Thursday morning after they found him asleep in a vehicle.
Officers were called to Rosedale Drive at North James H. McGee Boulevard at about 7 a.m. on a report of a man passed out and barely breathing in a vehicle whose engine was running, according to a police incident report. They found a man, later identified as Davonte Hall, slumped over in the driver’s seat of a white Buick.
They woke Hall and asked for his driver’s license, but then asked him to stop because he started digging in his pockets. Officers discovered when patting Hall down for weapons that he had numerous sandwich bags full of suspected drugs in his pockets, the report said.
As they attempted to place him in handcuffs, Hall began to fight with the officers and attempted to crush the pills, according to the report.
A struggle ensued and Hall was taken to the ground and an officer used his Taser on him. It was while on the ground that Hall twisted an officer’s arm and grabbed his Taser.
According to the report, Hall pointed the Taser at the officers but did not use it. He was handcuffed and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
Hall, 19, could be charged with assault, criminal damaging, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest, possession of criminal tools and possession of drugs.
Two police officers suffered minor injuries in the struggle and one suffered damage to his uniform where Hall ripped a police radio from the pocket, the report said.
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