Mentor man accused of punching police officers

Mentor man accused of punching police officers

MENTOR, OH (WOIO) - A Mentor man is accused of punching police officers.

According to a Facebook post from the Mentor Police Department an officer checked a suspicious vehicle near a business on the 7400 block of Mentor Avenue around 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 21.

Police said a man near the vehicle entered the business as the officer approached. Investigators said the officer noticed an open container of alcohol and drug paraphernalia in the car.

Authorities said 30-year-old James Buckley punched officers and was taken into custody following a brief struggle.

Police said Buckley has been charged with:

  • two counts of assault on a police officer
  • obstruction of official business
  • resisting arrest
  • possession of marijuana
  • possession of marijuana paraphernalia
  • open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

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