Lafayette

Nov 6, 2013 10:19 AM by Ian Auzenne

Scott man accused of striking police officers

A Scott man is in jail after he allegedly punched a police officer and headbutted another while being arrested.

David O'Howell is charged with two counts of battery of a police officer and one count of resisting with force.

The incident took place around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon while officers were responding a call in the 100 block of Canyon Street.

Police say O'Howell drove up to the scene, got out of his car, and shouted at the officers. When officers tried to calm O'Howell, he allegedly punched an officer. Police say they used pepper spray to subdue O'Howell, but he allegedly headbutted another officer while being placed in handcuffs.

O'Howell also faces a charge of felon in possession of firearms.

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