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

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Area Storm Fury on the Plains training begins next week

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Wichita, has announced its Storm Fury on the Plains training schedule for the upcoming tornado season.

NWS personnel "will provide an in-depth weather presentation that will engage the audience by teaching them about the different types of storms, the individual storm features that help a person to recognize a storms potential severity, how to report hazardous weather, and severe weather safety," according to information on NWS in Wichita's website.

According to NWS, local and area training sessions are as follows.

Saline County

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Salina South High School Auditorium

Marion County

6:30 p.m. March 5, Tabor College - Shari Fleming Center for the Arts, Hillsboro

Lincoln County

6:30 p.m. March 16, Lincoln Park Manor Basement

Ellsworth County

6:30 p.m. March 25, Ellsworth High School Auditorium

McPherson County

6:30 p.m. April 2, McPherson Opera House

To see the entire list of training locations, click here.