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Livingston PD: Hotel flasher later hit officer with car, rammed sheriff's office patrol vehicle

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A man who allegedly exposed himself to femaleHoliday Inn employees Sunday afternoon hit a Livingston Police officer with hiscar in an unrelated incident and fled the scene.

Later, after the man allegedly rammed a Polk CountySheriff's Office patrol vehicle, he was tased twice.

George Louis Leonard Jr., 52, of Spring, is stillbeing held in the Polk County Jail on two first-degree felony charges ofaggravated assault on a public servant and two state-jail felony charges ofevading arrest or detention with a vehicle. Collectively, his bail has been setat $40,000.

Lt. Matt Parrish, a spokesman for the LivingstonPolice Department, said that LPD officers responded to a 911 call about a manwho was allegedly exposing himself to female employees at the town's HolidayInn. The officers made contact with the man and gave him a criminal trespasswarning.

Parrish said LPD officers encountered Leonard againlater that day when they responded to the 200 block of Washington Street inresponse to a suspicious vehicle.

While the officers were investigating the PontiacGrand Am, Leonard allegedly climbed back into his car, put it in reverse.Parrish said Leonard's open driver's side door struck one of the Livingston PDofficers, causing minor injuries to his arm and leg.

The Livingston Police officers gave chase and woundup losing Leonard.

A short time later, Polk County Sheriff's deputieslocated Leonard's Grand Am on U.S. Highway 59 just south of Livingston. Parrishsaid after the PCSO deputies tried to get Leonard to pull over, he allegedlyrammed a deputy's car. The suspect was allegedly trying to back his vehicleaway to flee again when one of the deputies told him to stop.

When Leonard refused to do so, the deputy deployed aTaser through the man's broken passenger window. The PCSO deputy wound uphaving to tase the suspect twice. Leonard was taken into custody withoutfurther incident and transported to the Polk County Jail.

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