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City man, 29, faces multiple charges after scuffling with police in the Bragg Hill area
Date published: 5/23/2012
A Fredericksburg man was shocked with a Taser on Monday and charged with four offenses after he tried to get the gun of one of the officers who was trying to calm him down, city police said.
Antonio Parker, 29, was charged with attempting to disarm a police officer, assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice.
City police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said officers went to the 600 block of Denton Circle about 9:55 p.m. after receiving a call about an intoxicated man screaming, cursing and pounding on a resident's door. He was hollering for a woman who was no longer at the residence, police said.
When officers arrived, Bledsoe said, the man became combative and refused the officers' commands. At one point during the struggle, the suspect put his hand on Officer Amy Scott's gun, leading her to use her Taser.
Prior to police arriving in the Bragg Hill area, Bledsoe said the man also had caused a disturbance at a nearby 7-Eleven that caused him to be barred from the store.
She said Parker continued his aggressive behavior during the booking process at the Rappahannock Regional Jail, where he is being held without bond.
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