Court date set in case
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 4:02 pm
A Union City man was arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges related to the alleged assault of a police officer.
Christopher Obrian Tyson, 28, of 415 East College St., Union City, was arrested for aggravated assault and resisting arrest in connection with an alleged incident shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday at his home.
According to a Union City Police Department report, officers responded to Tyson’s home late Wednesday night after receiving a call of him allegedly attempting suicide with a knife. Officers reported they found Tyson on the floor of a utility room with a knife to his throat and his wife attempting to hold his hands so he could not cut himself.
Police Sgt. Tim Wright utilized his taser on Tyson with “only momentary and minimal effect,” police reported. Tyson allegedly attacked Wright, striking him multiple times with his fist and resulting in possible severe injury to Wright’s shoulder.
Tyson allegedly continued to fight with Wright until being subdued with two more taser applications from patrol officer T.J. Kirby. He was then taken into custody by police.
During arraignment Thursday afternoon at the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex courtroom, Obion County General Sessions Judge Jimmy Smith set Tyson’s next court appearance for Tuesday at 10 a.m. and appointed the public defender’s office to represent him if needed. Bond remained at $25,000.
Published in The Messenger 10.26.12
Christopher Obrian Tyson, Union City policeman assaulted