Police Released K-9 After Unsuccessful Taser Attempt
Police used a taser, then released the K-9, then used the taser again, in order to place a man into custody.
On July, 4, 2018 Monticello Police observed Derik K. Powell, age 29, of Woodridge, acting out in an erratic manner on Broadway.
Powell was yelling and screaming profanities while on a sidewalk. Powell then picked
up a garbage can and threw it into the roadway as the officers patrol vehicle was passing by,according to a press release.
Officers approached Powell and advised him he was under arrest. Powell fought with officers while they attempted to place him custody, breaking a mirror on the police cruiser, as he violently fought with officers.
Officers attempted to subdue Powell by using a taser, which was unsuccessful. K-9 officers arrived to the scene and advised Powell to stop resisting, which he refused.
The K-9 was released, and able to bring Powell to the ground. Powell still continued fighting with officersand was finally subdued with a second successful Taser deployment.
Powell was charged with 2 counts of obstructing governmental administration, criminal
mischief in the fourth-degree, resisting arrest and the violation of disorderly conduct.
He was arraigned and remanded to Sullivan County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail, or $10,000 bond.