A Middletown man was shot with a taser twice by police after he refused to obey their commands and he was “playing with a needle in his hand,” according to the police report.
Grayson Lawson, 37, was charged with drug abuse (needle), obstructing official business and resisting arrest Friday afternoon after a foot chase.
Middletown police were called twice to the area on a report that a man was “acting as if he’s on drugs,” the report said.
When Lawson was approached by officers and asked to stop, he refused and kept walking, the report said.
When Lawson refused the orders, he was shot with a taser in his back, then in his side by another officer, the report said.
Lawson got some of the probes out of his body and shirt, the report said.
After a foot chase through several alleys, Lawson was stopped by police at Sherman Avenue and Moore Street.