A Waukee man was charged with felonious assault with intent to injure a peace officer after he was caught late Saturday night allegedly in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the parking lot of the Jordan Creek mall in West Des Moines.
Parker Glen Wiese, 19, of 580 S.E. Northbranch Drive, Waukee, was charged with assault with intent to injure persons in certain occupations, second-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with the incident that started shortly before midnight Saturday.
According to court records, Wiese “physically resisted” arrest by Dallas County Deputy Sheriff Drew Hurley “by running away while being placed into handcuffs.”
The criminal complaint said Hurley then “deployed his Taser at Wiese,” but “Wiese still was being resistive towards Hurley and in doing so purposely took his fingers and gouged Hurley in his eyes, causing pain, discomfort and a cut on Hurley’s eye area.”
Wiese is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $5,000 cash-only bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 7.
Wiese was convicted March 15 of first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana in connection with an Aug. 23, 2018, incident at the Waukee High School.
According to court records, in May Dallas County District Court Judge Terry Rickers ordered the forfeiture by Wiese of $865.80 acquired “in selling an illegal narcotic to others for money.” The cash was siezed Sept. 17, 2017, at 350 S.E. University Ave. in Waukee.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.