Photo: Contributing Writer
Photo: Contributing Writer

Police: Man struggles with officers outside Oxford bar after report he assaulted woman

Officers were asked to assist at 12:32 a.m. April 20 by a bar manager.

The suspect had been removed from the bar but had not left the area. When officers asked for identification, he said he was just going to walk home and then, asked a second time, said he did not have it with him.

He refused to give his name or age and was asked to turn around. Instead, he pushed off from the officer and attempted to move away.

He was taken to the ground, where a brief struggle ensued until other officers arrived to help. The suspect was placed in a cruiser and was described as slurring his speech and with the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. He finally identified himself a Miami student.

The bar manager located the alleged assault victim who said the suspect had pushed up against her and she brushed him away. She said he then pulled her hair and then pulled her arm. She said he pulled her purse off of her and hit her in the back.

At the police department, he responded to several questions by saying, “no comment.” He denied assaulting anyone and said he disagreed with the resisting arrest and underage charges. He was charged with assault, resisting arrest and offenses involving underage persons and taken to the Butler County Jail.

During the struggle one officer’s Fitbit Versa watch was shattered, and restitution of $199.95 will be requested.

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