Dane McNeese, 30, of Delta was charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer after an incident involving the Delta Police Department on Monday, June 17.
According to an arrest affidavit filed in Delta District Court, a DPD officer spotted McNeese at a local business at about 1:12 p.m. Based on prior encounters with McNeese, the officer requested a records check, which showed an active felony warrant out of the Delta County Sheriff's Office. The officer activated his overhead lights on his patrol car as he followed McNeese from the business. When McNeese stopped his vehicle, he jumped out and started walking away quickly. The walk turned into a run, and the officer chased him around a residence on Howard Street several times before McNeese entered the premises and locked the door behind him. Additional patrol units arrived on the scene in time to see McNeese jump out a window and through a fence. As he ran through the fence he picked up a wooden fence picket with nails and threw it at a pursuing officer, hitting him in his arm.
Officers attempted to use tasers a couple of times, but finally had to use force to apprehend McNeese. According to the arrest affidavit, McNeese continued to resist arrest and attempted to bite one of the officers.
After he was taken into custody, McNeese was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor scratches incurred when he ran through the fence. He was then transported to Delta County Jail and is being held on a $60,000 bond.
Chief Luke Fedler describes the injury to his officer as "minor," requiring only a trip to the hospital emergency room for a tetanus shot. He was able to return to work on schedule.
In addition to resisting arrest, McNeese is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (suspected methamphetamine), obstruction, violation of a protection order (three counts), child abuse and criminal mischief for damage to the wooden fence, estimated at $1,000.