BELMONT – A Horne Road man managed to grab an officer's radio and Taser during an altercation this weekend and now faces a variety of charges.
James H. Mooney, 60, of Horne Road is charged with two counts of simple assault - domestic violence, one Class A misdemeanor for resisting arrest and one Class A misdemeanor assault on a police officer.
According to a media release, police arrived at the home and escorted Mooney to a police cruiser. Mooney allegedly twisted around on the detaining officer, and continued to lunge at and yell at the victims while they were speaking to a second officer.
Mooney grabbed the restraining officer's radio and threw it on to the ground. When the second officer went to assist, Mooney allegedly grabbed his Taser and ripped the holster from the officer's belt. He never got control of it, said police, because it remained in its safety-locked holster.
A third officer secured the purloined Taser, deployed his own to rein in the still struggling Mooney and handcuffed him.
After a bit of time, Mooney met with a bail bondsman, who released him on $6,000 personal recognizance bail with multiple conditions.
– Gail Ober
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