NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches grand jury has indicted a 33-year-old man who is accused of fighting with NPD officers who tried to take him into custody on Jan. 12 and then continuing to fight them after they used a shock device on him.
Darren Duane Harrison, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on two third-degree felony assault of a public servant charges, a Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest charge. a Class A misdemeanor evading arrest charge, a Class A misdemeanor possession of a dangerous drug charge, and a failure to appear charge for a misdemeanor offense. Collectively, his bail has been set at $35,000.
Harrison was among the five people indicted by the Nacogdoches County grand jury. He was indicted on two assault of a public servant charges.
According to the arrest affidavit the incident occurred in the 100 block of North Street at about 4:42 a.m. in the morning of Jan. 12. When NPD officers went to talk to Harrison, he told them that he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
Once the officers confirmed the warrant, they tried to arrest Harrison allegedly pulled away from them. Harrison hit one officer in the head with his right hand, and then he took off running, the affidavit said.
After Harrison fell a short time later, he stood up and hit the other officer in the head, the affidavit stated. He then started running away from the again, according to police.
Despite several warnings that he was going to get "tased" if he didn't stop running, Harrison kept on trying to flee the officers, the affidavit stated. As promised, one of the NPD officers deployed his Taser on Harrison, the affidavit stated.
Even though he had just been shocked, Harrison allegedly continued to resist once the NPD officers took him to the ground. A short time later, more officers arrived on the scene, and they were all eventually able to take Harrison into custody, the affidavit stated.
When Harrison was searched, he was found to be in possession of pill that he didn't have a prescription for, the affidavit stated.
After Harrison received medical clearance at a Nacogdoches hospital, he was taken to the county jail.