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Man arrested for assaulting a police officer
PRESS RELEASE -
At 10:20 PM on 11/1/2013, an officer from the Beaumont Police Department responded to a parking lot in the 3100 block of Eastex Freeway about a man assaulting a female. When the officer arrived, he found that a witness to the assault was attempting to intervene to assist the female and was now in a disturbance with the suspect.
The officer noticed the suspect was displaying signs that he was probably high on some type of drug, and was extremely aggressive and combative. He refused to obey any verbal commands. To prevent further injury to anyone else the officer attempted to deploy a conducted electrical weapon to stop the suspect, but there was a malfunction. The suspect then turned his aggression toward the officer and started fighting him, resisting the officers attempt to arrest him. Other officers soon got to the scene and the subject continued to fight them as well.
After a brief struggle the officers were able to get the subject restrained in handcuffs. He was taken to Baptist Hospital and cleared of any health dangers. He was then transported to the Jefferson County Jail and charged with Assault on a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest.
SUSPECT: Sergio Akeemolojuwan Lewis 25 years old