An 18 year veteran of the Police Department was injured this morning during a fight while arresting Mr. Jesse Parsons, 36 yrs.
The Officer contacted Mr. Parsons based on a complaint of campers near the footpath between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Mr. Parson attempted to give a false name, and it was discovered he had a couple of warrants for his arrest. When the officer attempted to arrest Mr. Parsons....the fight was on.
During the fight, the Officer tackled Mr. Parsons and was kicked in the face in the process. The Officer continued struggle with Mr. Parsons. When backup arrived, Mr. Parsons was taken into custody.
The Officer is being treated for his injuries and will likely get a couple sets of stitches to close his wounds.
Mr. Parsons is yet another in a series of Probation All-Stars, as he is on active probation 3x over. His 2 warrants were for :
Assault with a Deadly Weapon
In 2013 alone, Mr. Parsons has been arrested 7 different times by SCPD for charges related to thefts, burglary and drugs. His arrest history is in the dozens and goes all the way back to 2008.
Join us in wishing our Officer a speedy recovery.