- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) - Officials say a Warwick man has been charged with leading police on a brief foot chase and then biting a patrolman’s thumb as officer’s tried to get him into a police cruiser.

The Westerly Sun reports (https://bit.ly/2he9V6f ) 27-year-old Kristian Dzilenski is charged with simple assault or battery, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Police Capt. Shawn Lacey says an officer saw Dzilenski stumble and lean against a trash can for several minutes in Westerly early Sunday.

Police say Dzilenski threatened the officer when asked if he was OK and then ran off. They say a physical altercation later ensued.

Officials say police hit Dzilenski with a stun gun, and that he later bit patrolman Marshall Johnson.

Johnson was treated at a hospital. It wasn’t immediately known if Dzilenski has an attorney.


Information from: The Westerly Sun, https://www.thewesterlysun.com

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