Liberal Officer Injured in Drug Arrest
Joe Denoyer - April 19, 2018 11:46 am
On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at about 2:15 p.m., officers responded to the Liberal Parole Office at the 500 block of North Kansas Avenue for an assistance call. The parole officer needed a male subject taken into custody for probation violation.
The two responding officers attempted to arrest the 23 year old male subject. He resisted violently, punching one of the officers several times. The subject’s female companion, 19, attempted to interfere with the arrest and broke a door trying to get into the room.
The officers had to use chemical spray and physical control to take the male subject into custody. The female submitted to officers without further resistance. Officers searched both of the subjects subsequent to the arrests and found quantities of suspected methamphetamine.
One of the officers went to Southwest Medical Center with minor injuries. The officer was treated and released.
Both subjects were booked into the Seward County Jail. The male subject was arrested for probation violation, interference with law enforcement, battery on a law enforcement officer, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The female subject was arrested for criminal damage to property, interference with law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Affidavits will be submitted to the Seward County Attorney seeking formal charges.