Feb 14, 2020 5:40 PM

Salina man tased, arrested on suspicion of battery of a LEO

Posted Feb 14, 2020 5:40 PM
<b>Jacob Thompson. </b>Photos courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office
Jacob Thompson. Photos courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

A Salina man was tased and taken into custody after an incident in north Salina Thursday evening.

Officers were dispatched to McDonald's, 125 East Diamond Drive, at 7:50 p.m. Thursday for the report of an allegedly disorderly subject who refused to leave, Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said this morning. When they arrived, the subject, Jacob Thompson, 28, of Salina, had moved over to the 24/7 Travel Store, 2230 North Ninth Street, Forrester said.

According to Forrester, Thompson told the officers that he was trying to get on the bus. Officers noted that Thompson was acting strangely, not following orders, and not answering questions, he said. Officers told Thompson that he was not to return to McDonald's and that the bus stop was across the street at the Petro 2, 2125 North Ninth Street, Forrester said.

Officers then went to talk to McDonald's management, but were called over to Petro 2 because Thompson allegedly was raising a ruckus there, Forrester said. After the officers made contact with Thompson at Petro 2, Thompson became angry and started swinging his coat at and punching at officers, Forrester said. According to Forrester, Thompson struck an officer with his coat and grazed an officer's face with a punch. At that point, he was tased and taken into custody, Forrester noted.

Thompson was arrested on suspicion of the following, Forrester said.

Battery of a law enforcement officer

Interference with a law enforcement officer

Disorderly conduct

Criminal trespass