Man Charged With Assaulting Dover Police Officers

The Dover Police Department has arrested a man for fighting with officers, according to M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer.

Hoffman said 28-year-old Richard Meyers was arrested on Saturday night after fighting with officers who contacted him in reference to a disorderly conduct complaint. At approximately 11:41 PM officers responded to the 200 Building on Isabelle Isle for a report of a male screaming and yelling outside. When officers arrived, they observed Meyers as the subject who was causing the disturbance, Hoffman said. When officers contacted Meyers he refused to speak to them about the incident and continued to act disorderly.

When an officer attempted to take Meyers into custody, he resisted, causing himself and the officer to fall to the ground where Meyers continued to violently resist until officers could successfully handcuff him. A Dover officer did sustain injuries to his hands as a result but was not treated, according to Hoffman.

Meyers was released on an Own Recognizance Bond after being charged with Disorderly Conduct, Assault 2nd (Law Enforcement), Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest with Force and Public Intoxication.

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