Two police officers were attacked at the Myrtle Beach Police Department Saturday night after a man, who came to bail out his girlfriend, became irate, according to a police report.
Extra law enforcement officers were called to the service counter at the station just before midnight.
Gary Hans Roosa, 31, had arrived at the department to bond out his girlfriend, who had been arrested earlier on unrelated charges, according to the report. Roosa “is reported to have become irate after hearing his girlfriend yelling from her jail cell.”
Officers said they asked him to “calm down,” but he did not so they attempted to arrest Roosa for disorderly conduct.
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Roosa resisted, biting one officer and scratching another, before he was hit with a Taser and subdued, according to the report.
Officer Paul Sweeney told police Roosa yelled “You’ll have to kill me!” as officers struggled to detain him, prompting Sweeney to deploy his Taser.
Roosa was transported to Grand Strand Medical Center for a blood draw in accordance with the department’s exposure protocol, according to the report. He was then transported back to jail, where he was charged with resisting arrest.
Warrants are also pending for two counts of assault on a police officer, the report stated.