A Tucker County man was arrested Sunday for battery on an officer and obstructing, according to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.
When a deputy arrived to arrest Nicholas Poe, 21, of Hambleton, on multiple warrants, Poe claimed “his dad was coming to pick him up and that he was not going to jail,” according to the complaint. The deputy then attempted to detain Poe, but Poe pushed the officer away and grabbed him around the neck and arms, according to deputies.
During the altercation, Poe scratched the officer on the neck with his fingernails and pushed him down the stairs, after which, the officer pulled out his pepper spray and sprayed Poe in the eyes, according to the complaint.
Poe fled to the interior of the house, at which time the officer called for backup and advised that he had been in an altercation, according to deputies. The officer then entered the residence and forced Poe outside, at which time he handcuffed and detained him, accordig to the complaint.
White Hall Police and multiple Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrived to assist after Poe was detained, and he was transported to Grafton City Hospital for treatment as a result of being pepper sprayed, according to deputies.
Poe is currently in Tygart Valley Regional Jail.