Charges filed after man scuffles with officers at Rescue Mission


A 29-year-old man was charged with felony assault after getting into a fight with police officers at the Rescue Mission on East Dominick Street Thursday afternoon, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said they were dispatched to the Rescue Mission at about 4:30 p.m. for reports that Christopher S. Meyers, of 501 E. Dominick St., was acting disorderly. Police said they found Meyers outside the building, and he claimed he was in an argument with his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.

Police said they interviewed the other two and learned that Meyers ran into the Rescue Mission and tried to start a fight with the new boyfriend. Police said they also learned that the ex-girlfriend has a stay-away order of protection filed against Meyers.

When Meyers was told he was going to be taken into custody for violating the court order, police said he started fighting with the officers. During the scuffle, police said one officer was grappling with Meyers and they both fell to the ground. Police said the officer struck his shoulder on the floor and suffered pain and discomfort.

Meyers is charged with one count each of second-degree assault, a class D felony, resisting arrest and second-degree contempt, police said. He is scheduled to appear in City Court.


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