2 Trenton Officers Injured After Man Allegedly Resisted Arrest
The following information was supplied by the Trenton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A Trenton man allegedly injured two Trenton police officers as they attempted to arrest him for a felony warrant at about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 27 in the 4500 block of W. Jefferson Ave.
Eric Anderson, 27, was arraigned Monday before 33rd District Judge James Kersten.
A preliminary examination of the evidence against him was scheduled for Sept. 4 before Judge Jennifer Coleman Hesson.
Anderson is charged with attempted disarming of a peace officer, two counts each of assault and resisting, and obstructing a police officer causing injury.
Police responded to a call from a neighbor who complained someone was using foul language in a nearby parking lot at about 2 a.m. Aug. 27.
Two officers encountered a woman near a pickup truck who told them she had come outside to smoke a cigarette. Officers found the registered owner of the truck had a felony warrant for narcotics. The owner was not on the scene at the time officers responded. Officers told the woman to keep the noise level down and left the scene.
After a second complaint at 2:20 a.m., officers returned to the scene where they encountered Anderson laying on the truck. Police said they asked him for his name several times and he did not respond. Officers asked Anderson if anything was wrong and he responded by using foul language toward the officers, according to a Trenton police report.
Two additional officers arrived on the scene and assisted in attempting to get Anderson to identify himself. Police said he told them he hadn't done anything wrong and continued to use foul language toward the officers.
Anderson told police the truck belonged to him and the officers attempted to remove him from the hood of the truck, according to the report.
Police said Anderson allegedly resisted arrest, lunged at an officer's sidearm and tried to grab it. The officer turned his sidearm away from Anderson and he allegedly began to punch and kick at officers as they tried to arrest him, according to the report.
As officers attempted to subdue Anderson, he allegedly punched one officer in the head and grabbed another officer's finger and began to twist and pull. Police said he held onto the officer's finger and continued to resist arrest with punches and kicks.
Officers deployed a police dog to subdue Anderson and he allegedly began choking the dog with his left hand until officers called off the dog.
Police said Anderson attempted to stand up and officers forced him to the ground and handcuffed him. He allegedly continued to resist as officers placed him in a patrol car and transported him to the Trenton Police Department.
The two injured officers were treated and released from Oakwood Southshore Medical Center.
The police dog was not injured during the arrest.