UPDATE: Tasered man charged with assault, burglary in tussle

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Scotty Lee Hays, 29, of Perry was arrested Friday evening on charges of third-degree attempted burglary, assault on a peace officer, two counts of simple assault and violation of a no-contact order.

The Perry man who was tasered Friday evening in north Perry allegedly assaulted two people in trying to enter a residence.

Scotty Lee Hays, 29, of 1408 W. Second St., Perry, was charged with third-degree attempted burglary, assault on a peace officer, two counts of simple assault and violation of a no-contact order.

According to a statement released Saturday afternoon by the Perry Police Department, the incident began shortly after 6 p.m., when officers were called to a disturbance at 914 Central St. on a report of several people fighting. The officers arrived and separated the disputants.

“After the parties were separated, Hays continued to be combative with officers and kicked one of them in the legs,” said Perry Police Department Chief Eric Vaughn. “A taser was deployed to help control Hays.”

According to court records, Hays “started hitting his head against the plastic barrier” inside one of the Perry Police Department patrol vehicles. When an officer intervened and tried to prevent Hays’ self-harming, Hays kicked the officer, causing the taser deployment.

Vaughn said Dallas County EMS paramedics responded to evaluate Hays after the taser deployment.

Police investigation determined Hays came to the residence and allegedly assaulted two of its occupants while attempting to enter the house. He assaulted one of the victims “by striking her face with his hand,” and the other victim he pushed, according to court records.

Hays “was heard making the comment that he would kill another” person in the house, according to records.

Vaughn said one person at the residence had a valid no-contact order in place against Hays.

Hays is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to appear Jan. 8 in Dallas County District Court.

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

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