Suspect Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting a Texarkana Police Officer
The Texarkana, Texas Police Department arrested Ray Charles Fisher, 35, of Texarkana, Texas on September 12 after he allegedly assaulted an officer.
Texas side police say that Officer Mitchell Page responded to a report of a disturbance at a business in the 1600 block of West Seventh Street at approximately 7:30 on Monday morning. As he spoke to the victim, authorities say the suspect allegedly exited his vehicle and approached them in an aggressive manner, apparently upset that the police had been called.
Despite several warnings, police say Fisher continued to advance toward the victim while threatening to hit him. As Officer Page attempted to place Fisher under arrest, Fisher allegedly resisted and authorities say he struck the officer several times in the head and face with his fists. After Officer Page was finally able to separate himself from Fisher’s attack, Fisher then reportedly surrendered and laid down on the ground. He was taken into custody without further incident.
According to witnesses, Fisher had originally been inside the business and was attempting to fight with an employee. When a victim tried to intervene, those witnesses say Fisher started throwing punches at him – hitting him at least one time and knocking his glasses from his face. Fisher then allegedly exited the store and demanded the victim meet him outside. The victim allegedly refused and called police instead.
Both Officer Page and the victim suffered minor injuries that did not require medical treatment. Fisher was charged with Assault on Public Servant ($100,000 bond), Assault Causing Bodily Injury ($10,000), Possession of Synthetic Marijuana ($566), and an outstanding warrant for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility ($296).
He is currently being held in the Bi-State Jail.