Beaumont police Friday night arrested a man they say assaulted an officer.
A police spokesperson said Sergio Akeemolojuwan Lewis, 25, is charged with assault of a police officer and resisting arrest.
The spokesperson said around 10:20 p.m. a man was assaulting a female in a parking lot in the 3100 block of Eastex Freeway. An officer arriving on scene said the man was aggressive and combative.
Police say to avoid further injury, the officer tried to deploy an electrical weapon but it malfunctioned. That's when Lewis is said to have turned his aggression towards the officer.
Other officers arrived on scene and a brief struggle ensued between Lewis and officers.
Police say the officers were then able to get Lewis in handcuffs and he was taken the Jefferson County jail.
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