Suspect hurt during arrest


June 08, 2007|By Madison Park

A man was treated at a hospital yesterday for head injuries after a Harford County sheriff's deputy used a Taser device to subdue him, authorities said.

The man, whom authorities did not identify, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center as a precaution, said Sgt. Christina Presberry, a sheriff's office spokeswoman. The injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Authorities said the man and another person were speeding on motorcycles about 4:15 p.m. on Bynum Road when deputies tried to flag them down. The motorcyclists did not stop.

Deputies later found a suspect in the 2200 block of Melrose Lane in Bel Air and attempted to search him, Presberry said. The man pushed the deputy and resisted arrest, Presberry said, so the deputy used the Taser to subdue him. The man will face charges for speeding, assault and resisting arrest, Presberry said.

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