Police utilize taser
Posted: Monday, May 7, 2012 2:46 pm
The Messenger, May 7, 2012
Union City Police Department officials had to utilize their tasers on Friday after responding to a domestic dispute.
Leslie E. Morgan of 106 West Jackson St., Union City, told police her live-in boyfriend, Frank Bernard Boykin, 39, was intoxicated and had began hitting things in the home. She said he started yelling at her and making threats, adding when she went to change her baby’s diaper, Boykin grabbed her, ripping her shirt.
When officers arrived, Boykin was in the home and refused to open the door, yelling, “Ya’ll can kick the door open if you want to.” The investigator on the scene did just that, finding Boykin standing in the middle of the room. He was advised he was under arrest, but refused to comply.
The report stated that due to his passive resistance and the knowledge of the suspect having bladed weapons during past incidents, the investigator deployed his taser. The taser did not make a good contact and as the defendant was still standing and refusing to comply, a second taser was deployed. It also failed.
A third taser was applied to Boykin’s left calf area and it took effect, with the defendant successfully handcuffed without further incident. Boykin was charged with domestic assault and resisting arrest. He was to appear in Obion County General Session Court this afternoon.