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.