After a call concerning an intoxicated male riding his bicycle into a trash can, police officers had to subdue the suspect by deploying a Taser.
The Covington Police Department responded to a suspicious call on Emory Street near West Street around 7:15 p.m. Monday.
According to reports, the man, identified as Reynaldo Cruz, was laying on the ground next to a garbage can that was knocked over, and a bike was sitting next to him. Cruz, reportedly, had a few scrapes on his head that where still bleeding.
He told officers, who reportedly smelled the odor of alcoholic beverage on him, that he was just trying to get home and handed them his Georgia Prison ID card as identification. Cruz was on probation violation, according to reports.
After Cruz stood up, while his citation was being written, an officer informed him to sit back down. Cruz proceeded to sit down, and then, according to reports, stood back up and began to run.
According to reports, the officer did not want to tackle Cruz due to the blood and deployed a Taser. The prongs struck Cruz in the upper back near his right shoulder blade, and he fell on the grass.
Cruz was handcuffed and charged with public intoxication and obstruction.