SYRACUSE — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after hitting a police officer and resisting arrest.
Daniel Kay Smith, 51, 622 N. Grant St., Warsaw, is charged with battery to a law enforcement officer, a level 6 felony; and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor.
On Feb. 17, a Syracuse Police officer responded to a report of a suspicious person. When the officer arrived, he was informed that a man had fallen in the snow and appeared to be on some type of illegal substance.
According to court documents, the officer found the person, later identified as Smith, on the front step of a residence. When the officer attempted to talk with Smith, Smith couldn’t complete a sentence. He was also asked several times to provide identification but failed to comply.
While Smith was being searched, Smith punched the officer in the middle of his chest. Smith also failed to cooperate with medics at the scene and refused to give a blood sample so his blood sugar could get checked. He also ripped off his blood pressure cuff several times.
Smith was booked for this case on April 6, with a $5,250 surety and cash bond.