Mount Pleasant Man Takes Swing, Gets Tasered, and Still Spits at Police

Anthony Harrison, 45, is being held on several charges at the Racine County Jail.

Mount Pleasant Police are never really sure what they'll encounter when they answer a domestic abuse call, and Jan. 5 was no different.

Officers responded at 11:44 pm to the 4800 block of Indian Hills Drive for a call of a loud argument. The female tenant of the apartment allowed police into her home and said her boyfriend, Anthony Harrison, had punched her twice in the face and pulled her hair before officers arrived.

Harrison seemed to not appreciate the police being called. According to a written statement from the MPPD, he told officers he didn't want them there and then allegedly threatened to harm the victim further.

At that point, officers tried to take Harrison into custody, but he resisted arrest. First, he kicked one of the officers in the leg. Next, he took a swing at another officer. To subdue Harrison and safely handcuff him, police tasered him.

But even after being placed into custody, Harrison was supposedly still resisting: he spit on a deputy after arriving at Racine County Jail. He remains in jail on an $11,356 cash bond and faces charges of resisting arrest, domestic battery, disorderly conduct, battery to a police officer, and discharging bodily fluids on an officer.

Police do suspect drugs and/or alcohol played a role in the incident.

Terry Van Parys January 07, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Sounds like they need to turn up the intensity of the tasers...


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