As officers attempted to detain the subject, he became combative and had to be taken to the ground and restrained.
At approximately 1:35 p.m. Mon., Mar. 18 the Lake Ozark Police received a 911 call to 301 Ballenger Road for a male subject with chest pain from the use of illegal substances. Upon officers arrival, it was learned the male subject had also assaulted a family member prior to officers arrival. As officers attempted to detain the subject, he became combative and had to be taken to the ground and restrained. During this process the male subject hit his head so he was transported to Lake Regional Hospital to be checked prior to be taken to the Miller County jail.
Once cleared by the hospital, the subject was being transported to the Miller County jail by a Lake Ozark officer. During the transport, the subject was able to release his seat belt and started assaulting the officer inside the car. The officer pulled to the side of the road but was only able to call out on the radio that he needed assistance and was unable to provide a location. Officers from Lake Ozark and Miller County responded and located the officer approximately 3 miles from Tuscumbia. Once the subject was brought under control he was placed in a Miller County Sheriff vehicle and kicked a back window out of a patrol vehicle. He was ultimately transported to the Miller County jail. The Lake Ozark officer was transported to Lake Regional Hospital and treated and released for minor injuries.
Probable cause statements are being forwarded to the Miller County Prosecutor for charges of domestic assault, assaulting a police officer and property damage to a patrol vehicle.