Crime

Resisting arrest, suspect attempts to bite and spit at officers

By Jennifer Donovan

jdonovan@thesunnews.com

Myrtle Beach police were responding to a motor vehicle crash on 4th Avenue and North Kings Highway Sunday about 6 a.m., when one of the drivers took off on foot.

Officers caught up with the driver, Donte Lamonte Brown, 30, in the area of 5th Avenue between Kings Highway and Chester Street.

According to the police report, officers exited their vehicle and yelled at Brown to stop. Officers were able to detain Brown when he encountered a fence.

Once detained, Brown allegedly tried to pull away from the officers and refused to enter the patrol vehicle.

As Brown was resisting, he allegedly attempted to bite one of the officers, according to the police report.

Once the officers got him in the vehicle and secured in a seat belt, he again allegedly tried to bite the officer.

Brown allegedly removed his seat belt and kicked the windows of the patrol car.

In order to calm him down, the officer opened the door and let him put his feet on the ground while waiting for EMS.

According to the report, as EMS arrived, Brown once again began to pull away from officers and attempted to bite again.

Brown then allegedly spit in the face of one of the officers, striking him in the eyes.

Brown admitted to EMS that he had taken cocaine and ecstasy, according to the police report.

Brown is charged with reckless driving, disorderly conduct and assault on an officer.

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