Man accused of assaulting officer

2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, June 02 2015 Jun 2, 2015 Tuesday, June 02, 2015 5:12:08 AM CDT June 02, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

CALVERTON PARK (AP) - A St. Louis County man is facing charges for allegedly assaulting a police officer during an arrest.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 27-year-old Dewey West of Hillsdale is jailed on $25,000 bail on charges of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and unlawful use of a firearm.

Authorities say two Calverton Park officers stopped West's vehicle on May 23 because the headlights were not on at night. They also allegedly found that he was driving without a valid license.

Police say a search of the vehicle found a loaded gun, and West took off running. When the officers caught him, a struggle ensued. West allegedly kicked one of the officers in the face.

 

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