A Brazil man was arrested for scuffling with members of local law enforcement Saturday evening.
According to information provided by the Brazil City Police Department, two patrolmen were dispatched to the report of a dispute in the area of 218 North Charles B. Hall around 8:25 p.m., Saturday.
However, while officers were driving to the scene, a white pickup truck caught their attention. Although officers initiated their lights to perform a traffic stop, the driver continued on until he could pull the vehicle into a driveway of a home located on Ashley Street.
Officials confirmed a foot pursuit occurred when the driver ran away from the scene. A third patrolman and two Clay County Sheriff's Department deputies were called to assist.
A few moments later, Ron Parksey, 29, Brazil, was located in the 700 block of North Ashley. Matching the description of the driver, officers reported noticing Parksey was apparently intoxicated, swaying back and forth while breathing heavy and sweating profusely when they approached him.
When asked to stop, Parksey allegedly refused and continued to walk away.
Parksey then allegedly got into a struggle with two BCPD officers as they attempted to subdue him.
While officers were attempting to question Parksey, two unidentified family members arrived on the scene to talk with the officers. Allegedly still agitated, according to a report filed by the officers at the scene, Parksey began to "pound his head into the window of the patrol car."
In an attempt to stop Parksey from hurting himself, Patrolman Clint McQueen sustained minor injuries to his side and a laceration to his right hand.
Once assured his family members could follow the police officers to the Clay County Justice Center, Parksey got into the police cruiser and was taken to the facility for booking without further incident.
Pierce said McQueen has not missed work because of the minor injuries sustained during the incident, and Parksey, who had no reported injuries, did not require a medical check up at St. Vincent Clay Hospital before being incarcerated.
Parksey was preliminarily charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement and battery with injury on law enforcement.
Jail officials confirmed to The Brazil Times Tuesday that Parksey has bonded out ($7,000 cash, with 10 percent allowed) to await formal court proceedings. The case file has been turned over to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for review and formal charging in the matter.