Decatur man taken into custody after making an attempt to run twice from Thursday site visitors cease | Crime and Courts

DECATUR – Police say a Decatur man tried twice to escape police during a traffic obstruction on Thursday afternoon on the 1200 block of North 21st Street.

Court documents say the 25-year-old tried to run away from police officers on foot during a traffic obstruction around 3:22 p.m. Documents state that the suspect was asked to get out of the vehicle after officers smelled raw cannabis from inside.

An officer shot the 25-year-old in the back with a taser and dropped him according to an affidavit. Police say the suspect straightened up and tried to run again when officers tried to get his hands behind his back.

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A sworn affidavit states that the 25-year-old was eventually taken into custody with the help of additional officers. When the police were on the ground after the first attempt to escape, they found a Glock pistol next to the man.

The police who searched the vehicle found a freezer bag containing approximately 187 grams of cannabis, two plastic bags containing 24.3 and 7.4 grams of cannabis, and a digital scale according to the affidavit inside.

According to police, a total of $ 3,768 in cash was found in the man’s front pocket.

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The suspect later told police that he had bought the gun a few days ago for $ 1,000 and “had the gun for protection,” but denied knowledge of the cannabis discovered, police wrote in an affidavit.

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