Livingston Police: Man punched officer, resisted arrest

Livingston Police: Man punched officer, resisted arrest

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - When Livingston Police officers went to check out a report of possible drug activity at an apartment complex on Forest Follow, a 20-year-old man allegedly punched one of the officers in the face and ran off.

Devonte Dashawn Becks, of Woodville, is still being held in the Polk County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of assaulting a public servant, and three misdemeanor charges - evading arrest, resisting arrest, and violation of a city loitering ordinance. No bail has been set at this time.

According to a press release, Livingston Police officers were dispatched out to Ridgecrest Apartments, which are located at 901 Forest Hollow, in reference to possible drug activity by a group of men who didn't live on the property.

When the officers got to the scene, they found a man standing in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The man, who was later identified as Becks told the officer that he lived in the apartment complex, but he couldn't remember or provide his apartment number.

At some point while the officers were questioning Becks, he allegedly punched one of them in the face and ran away from them. The LPD officers chased Becks and caught him a short time later, and he continued to fight them as they put handcuffs on him, the press release stated.

One of the officers suffered injuries to his face and hands as a result of the alleged assault and resisting arrest crimes committed by Becks.

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