Middletown police: Man tased during domestic violence call involving his mother

Middletown police said they shocked a man with a taser after he refused to cooperate with them during a domestic violence call in the 1600 block of Lamberton Street, according to a report.

MORE: What you’re saying: Butler County’s tough-talking sheriff continues to make national news

Dallas Lawson, 46, was charged with domestic violence with prior conviction, a fifth-degree felony; resisting arrest and a warrant through the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, the report read.

When police arrived Jan. 24, Lawson’s mother told them she had been struck in the back of her head and left wrist multiple times. Her wrist was “noticeably swollen and red,” according to police.

Lawson was asked multiple times to exit his bedroom, but he refused, police said. Police forced entry into the bedroom and found Lawson standing behind the door with his right arm not visible, the report read. When Lawson refused to show officers his arm, he was taken to the ground and shocked in the back with a taser.

MORE: Reily Twp. man dies over the weekend in single-vehicle crash

He was transported to Kettering Medical Center Middletown, where he was cleared of any medical problems.

The felony domestic violence charge was reduced to a misdemeanor and visiting Middletown Municipal Court Judge Margaret Clark sentenced Lawson to 90 days in jail, with 82 days suspended, according to court records. He was credited with eight days served.

About the Author