Suspect Arrested for Assault on a Peace Officer

Pope

On June 7th at approximately 2:27 pm Officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to a possible Burglary of a Habitation in progress in the 1300 block of 12th Street.

Upon arrival a Patrol Officer observed the door frame to the residence was broken and the front door was open.  The Officer heard movement inside the residence.  A black male, later identified as 18 year old Demetris Pope of Wichita Falls, was located inside the residence.  The Officer went to detain Pope by placing handcuffs on him at which time Pope began to fight with the Officer.  Pope struck the Officer in the side of the head with his elbow and began punching him multiple times in the abdomen.  The Officer was able to push Pope off of him.  As the Officer reached for his radio to call for assistance Pope grabbed his hand preventing him from doing so.  The Officer then reached to deploy his Taser at which time Pope, again grabbed the Officers hand preventing him from doing so.  The Officer was able to take Pope to the ground.  Pope managed to get back up at which time he began kicking the Officer in the head multiple times while the Officer was still down on the ground.  The Officer was able to stun Pope in his calf causing Pope to fall to the ground.  Pope continued to kick at the Officer until another Patrol Officer arrived on scene.  The second Officer was able to successfully deploy his Taser and get Pope secured.

Pope was transported to the Wichita County Jail without further incident.  He was charged with Assault on a Peace Officer.

The Officer that was injured was taken to URHCS where he was treated for minor cuts and abrasion and later released.

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