Cape Girardeau man accused of assaulting police officer

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Cape Girardeau man has been arrested and charged with assault on an officer.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday police responded to a report of an intoxicated man who was attempting to fight with others at a Cape Girardeau residence, according to Cpl. Adam Glueck of the Cape Girardeau Police Department. When police arrived at the scene the suspect, Kevin Meller, 29, had left the residence but was found shortly afterward. Glueck said Meller allegedly pulled away from officers as they attempted to arrest him. Officers then forced Meller to the ground.

Glueck said Meller allegedly attempted to kick one of the officers in the face but was restrained and placed into custody. Meller is charged with a misdemeanor assault on an officer and misdemeanor resisting arrest. Bond has been set at $5,000.

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