A 19-year-old LaSalle man is facing several charges after he allegedly bit, punched, and head-butted four police officers — and tried to grab one of their guns — after they responded to a call about a family dispute.
LaSalle police said they received a call around 1 p.m. Monday about a “heated family dispute.” Responding officers were told that a 19-year-old resident of the house had threatened to kill another person and their pet.
Officers told the young man he was being detained and could not leave the house. Police said he reacted by punching and kicking the officers.
“In response to his aggressive actions, he was placed under arrest for assaulting a police officer and a struggle ensued to place him in handcuffs,” police said. “However, during this struggle, he bit, head-butted, and kicked officers as well as attempted to seize an officer’s firearm.”
All four officers suffered minor injuries.
The 19-year-old man is charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm to an animal, four counts of assault peace officer, mischief/damage to property not exceeding $5,000, and disarm police officer.