Tyler man hits officer in face, arrested for assault

Tyler man hits officer in face, arrested for assault
Smith County Judicial Records

POSTED: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 1:06pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 1:09pm

A Tyler man was arrested Monday morning after police say he hit an officer in the face.

Police were called to the scene of a reported disturbance on Summerkamp St. just after 7:00 a.m.

According to police reports, four people were arguing in a house. As their argument escalated, a woman in the group picked up a knife and allegedly threatened the others.

The woman eventually dropped the knife and they began to fight.

When police arrived, one of the people, Roy Baker, 32, got into a scuffle with one of the officers.

Authorities attempted to tase Baker, but he continued to fight and hit an officer in the face.

When the officer was hit, police pepper sprayed him and were able to take him into custody.

Baker was booked into the Smith County Jail for assault of a public servant, and evading and resisting arrest.

No other arrests were made on scene, and as of Tuesday afternoon, no additional charges have been pursued.

The case is still under investigation.

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