Des Moines man arrested for allegedly resisting arrest at motel

Lukus Jamal Garner, 30, of Des Moines was arrested Wednesday on a charge of interference with official acts-serious bodily injury.

A Des Moines man was arrested at a West Des Moines motel early Wednesday after he allegedly interfered with official acts by law enforcement officers.

Lukus Jamal Garner, 30, of 450 E. Marion St., Des Moines, was charged with interference with official acts-serious bodily injury.

The incident began about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday in the 7600 block of Office Plaza Drive N. in West Des Moines, where officers of the West Des Moines Police Department were conducting an investigation at a motel.

According to court records, during the course of the investigation, Garner allegedly “physically resisted arrest” and caused “scrapes and cuts to” an officer’s “hands and knees, causing him pain.”

Garner was held in the Dallas County Jail prior to his release on his own recognizance. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Jan. 5 in Dallas County District Court.

Garner was found not guilty of harassment of a public officer/employee at trial in 2011 in Polk County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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