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Myrtle Beach man charged with assaulting officer during arrest

Myrtle Beach police arrested a man after he crossed 21st Avenue North diagonally and fought with an officer, according to a police report.

Joe Glen Bryant, 48, was charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, pedestrian in the highway and drug paraphernalia law violation after the incident at Robert Grissom Parkway and 21st Avenue North about 7:30 p.m. Monday, police said.

An officer wrote in his report that he saw Bryant crossing the road and was nearly hit by several vehicles so he stopped his patrol car in the road to ensure the man didn’t get hit, according to the report. The officer wrote the man ran up to his vehicle as he got out of the car and the men struggled.

The officer struggled with Bryant into a grassy area near the road and said Bryant hit him several times during the incident before he used a taser on Bryant to get him under control, according to the report. A man, who witnessed the incident and was a federal agent, assisted the officer in handcuffing Bryant.

Police seized a smoking pipe from Bryant’s sock when they arrested him.