BROOKFIELD — A Brookfield man faces charges including felony robbery and assault after police said he tried to wrestle a stun weapon away from a police officer.
Jonathon David Green, 33, of 806 S. Stateline Road, was charged Tuesday with robbery, assault, obstructing official business, possession of drug abuse instruments and pedestrian intoxication on a highway. A Brookfield police officer was injured while trying to subdue Green.
Both the officer and Green were treated at St. Elizabeth Medical Center and released.
Police said the Brookfield police officer was on patrol at 2:52 a.m. May 26 at Roberts Street and U.S. Route 62 just on the Ohio side of the state line. He saw Green enter the Circle K convenience store at the intersection. The officer said Green appeared to be drunk, so he waited outside the store to issue a pedestrian intoxication citation.
As the officer tried to issue the citation. Green, who lives a few blocks away, attempted to leave and became combative when told he couldn’t, according to a criminal complaint.
The officer then used a Taser in an attempt to subdue Green, but the two men instead fell to the ground outside a business next to Circle K.
According to the criminal complaint, the officer punched Green repeatedly to stop him from taking control of the Taser. Green began bleeding “profusely” from a cut on his head, and the two men continued fighting until backup responders arrived.
The officer sustained scrapes on his knees and elbow, and emergency responders recommended that he seek medical treatment because Green’s blood had gotten into the officer’s open cuts.
Police officers from Vienna, Fowler, Hartford and Hubbard in Ohio, and Shenango Township, Hermitage, Sharon and Farrell responded to a call for assistance, along with two other Brookfield officers.