MOUNT ZION — A Mount Zion man accused of drug possession, resisting arrest and stomping on an officer’s foot is now facing multiple charges, police said.
The 38-year-old man was arrested Friday afternoon during a traffic stop on Bucks Lair Court in Mount Zion. A sworn affidavit lists preliminary charges against him of aggravated battery to a police officer, resisting and obstructing, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office.
In the affidavit, Mount Zion police officer Corey Janes said the man at first refused to get out of his car after he was pulled over for failing to signal. After repeated commands, the man did get out, informing Janes he would find “cannabis drug paraphernalia” in the vehicle.
Janes said he then tried to handcuff the man who, with one handcuff attached, threw his own cellphone to the ground and began stomping on it.
“This officer started to pull (him) back and told him to stop. (The man) then stomped on this officer’s right foot while the officer attempted to gain control of him by placing him in handcuffs,” Janes added.
Why the man wanted to smash his own cellphone was not explained in the affidavit.
Inside the car, Janes said he found two shot glasses with cannabis residue inside and a glass smoking pipe with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine. Janes said he also recovered a cannabis “blunt” cigarette, a metal smoking pipe and a scale with white residue that field-tested positive for cocaine.
The man remained in the Macon County Jail on Monday night in lieu of $20,000 bond.