LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police officers arrested a 25-year-old man who was reportedly high on angel dust, crack cocaine, and marijuana Tuesday night after he allegedly tried to run from law enforcement and fought being taken into custody so hard that the officer hit him with a stun gun at least four times.
Rolando "Ro Ro" De'ion Davis, of Lufkin, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony charge of possession of a controlled substance between 1 and 4 grams in a drug-free zone, a Class B misdemeanor charge of evading arrest, and a Class B misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. Collectively, his bail has been set at $3,000 for the two misdemeanor charges.
According to the police report, a Lufkin Police officer responded to the vicinity of the intersection of Williams and Hosea Dolphus streets at approximately 5:21 p.m. Tuesday in an attempt to identify a shooting suspect from the night before.
The report stated that the victim had called dispatch and said the suspect from the shooting was walking north on Williams Street toward Hosea Dolphus and wearing all black clothing and a gray hat. When the LPD officer pulled up beside Davis and attempted to make contact, he allegedly kept walking.
At a command to step back to the patrol unit, so the officer could talk to him, Davis walked back toward the patrol unit and kept on going past it, the report stated. After the LPD officer grabbed Davis' wrist to get him to stop and talk to him, the suspect jerked away and fled behind a nearby house.
While he was in the home's backyard, it looked as though Davis was going to try to jump the 6-foot hurricane fence, but he decided to try to outrun the officer instead, according to the report. The officer tackled Davis and kept ordering to put his hands behind his back.
The report stated that Davis kept trying to stand up, and after the officer tackled him four times, the officer told the suspect that he was about to stun him. When Davis broke away from the officer again, the officer noticed that he had something in his right hand and deployed his Taser device and allowed it to run the full five-second cycle.
When Davis tried to stand up again, the officer shocked him for another full five-second cycle, the report said. Then David allegedly broke the leads to the Taser device and stood up again.
The officer loaded a new cartridge into his Taser device and deployed it again, the report stated. After another full five-second cycle, Davis again allegedly tried to stand up, and the officer shocked him for another two seconds before the leads broke again.
The officer tackled Davis and every time the suspect tried to stand up again, the officer would "drive stun" his hands and arms to keep help on the ground until help arrived on the scene.
Once Davis was taken into custody, the arresting officers found what had been in Davis' right hand, the report stated. It was a white medicine bottle with multiple crack rocks in it.
According to the report, Davis charge was upgraded because he was within 1,000 feet of a drug-free zone, namely Brandon Park at 1621 Keltys Street.
Davis was then transported to Lufkin's Memorial Hospital because he had a high heart rate, according to the report. A doctor ran numerous tests on Davis, including a blood test. The report stated that the blood test revealed that Davis had angel dust, crack cocaine, and marijuana in his system.
After the hospital's staff got Davis' heart rate down to a normal range, he was transported to the Angelina County Jail without further incident.
Davis' arrest record dates back to July 2006, and his charges include engaging in organized crime, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, assault causing bodily injury-family violence, aggravated robbery, and aggravated sexual assault.