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Officer deploys taser

Officer deploys taser

Posted: Friday, June 25, 2010 4:09 pm

The Messenger, June 25, 2010
A Union City Police officer had to deploy a taser to stop an offender Thursday afternoon.
Dustin Shane Rasberry, 21, of 1301 Mercer St., Union City, was in an argument with Christopher Miller about a pit bull when officers responded.
Rasberry said Miller stole his puppy, but also admitted he owed Miller gas money for taking him to get the dog.
The report stated Rasberry was uncooperative and irate while the officer was attempting to obtain the information. Rasberry was told to calm down but he would not listen or comply with anything the officer told him.
While the officers was speaking with Miller, Miller admitted the dog belonged to Rasberry. The officer told Miller he would have to give Rasberry the dog, but while Miller and the officer were speaking, Rasberry took off running and charged at Miller, attempting to grab the dog and flee the scene.
The officer immediately told Rasberry to stop and said he was under arrest. Rasberry did not comply and kept running. The officer warned Rasberry to stop or he would be tasered and Rasberry did not comply.
The officer deployed the taser, making a direct hit, which caused Miller to fall in the middle of the roadway. Rasberry was still uncooperative and had to be tasered again before the officer could handcuff him.
Rasberry was charged with disorderly conduct and evading arrest.
The report did not state what happened to the dog.

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