An Arizona man wracked up 10 charges Saturday afternoon, including assault on a peace officer, after he was pulled over in Dexter.
Eddie John, 38, of 8215 W. Cactus Road, Peoria, Arizona, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, assault on persons in certain occupations-bodily injury, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to have a valid license/permit while operating a motor vehicle, improper use of lanes, failure to yield to emergence vehicle, unsafe passing, passing contrary to highway signs/markings, speeding and failure to obey a stop sign and yield the right of way.
The incident began about 2:45 p.m. Saturday, when a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff responded to a report of erratic driving on South Old Highway 6 near Dexter.
According to court records, the deputy located the 2020 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck and allegedly saw it “run the stop sign at the intersection of South Old Highway 6 and State Street in Dexter” and commit several other traffic violations, including speeding and improper passing.
The deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop “at the intersection of Marshall Street and State Street in Dexter,” but the “truck did not stop,” according to court records. The truck “eventually did stop” as it approached the Guthrie County line.
According to court records, the deputy “could smell the odor of burnt and raw marijuana coming from inside of the truck,” which led to a search of the vehicle.
The search disclosed “a small baggy, containing a green leafy substance, a smoked joint/roach containing a burnt green leafy substance, a THC vape pen, and a needle/syringe containing residue” that “later field tested positive for methamphetamine.”
John was taken into custody and transported to the Dallas County Jail, where he allegedly “attacked” a jailer about 7 p.m., when he “slammed his head against the bridge of her nose” as “she attempted to grab his meal tray from his jail cell,” according to court records.
The jailer suffered “bruising to her nose” and “some redness to her face and chest from the attack,” according to court records.
John is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $9,217.50 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance Sunday in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.