A De Soto man was arrested early Saturday by Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputies on allegations of drunkenness and resisting arrest.
Brandon Sean Carlson, 32, of 613 Polk St., #54, De Soto, was charged with interference with official acts and first-offense public intoxication.
The incident began about 2:30 a.m. Saturday when Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a report of an assault in the 600 block of Polk Street in De Soto.
According to court records, when the responding officers approached Carlson, he allegedly “started using profanity, walking toward” the deputies “aggressively and taking his shirt off.” A deputy responded by drawing his Taser and directing Carlson to get on the ground.
Approaching Carlson, the deputies “could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” on his person and “observed vomit on his jeans,” according to court records. Carlson “was very belligerent” and “began to tense up and pull away” from the deputies when they attempted to walk him to a patrol car, so they “placed him in handcuffs to detain him.”
According to court records, the deputies sat Carlson down on the road by a patrol car, and paramedics with the Dallas County EMS examined his injuries. Carlson allegedly “became aggressive and force had to be used to get him back down on the ground.”
When deputies informed Carlson he was being placed under arrest for public intoxication and attempted to place him in the back of a patrol car, he again “resisted and force was used to get him in the vehicle.”
On the way to the Dallas County Jail, Carlson “began vomiting and spitting” in the vehicle, and he said “he was vomiting on purpose.”
Carlson is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $600 cash or surety bond.
Carlson was acquitted of charges of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse and child endangerment in September 2017 by a jury in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.