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Jaywalker Accused Of Assaulting Portland Officer

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(file photo of Corvallis, Oregon police officer / Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

(file photo of Corvallis, Oregon police officer / Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland police say one of their officers was bashed in the head with a beer mug by a man who couldn’t be stopped by a stun gun or pepper spray.

The offer’s head was stapled, and the man was accused of assault and resisting arrest.

Police said the officer, Jakhary Jackson, warned a jaywalker who passed in front of his patrol car in northPortland, and the man charged.

In a struggle, the man hit the officer with a mug, and the two covered about 50 yards as the officer tried unsuccessfully to subdue the man.

Eventually, police said, five officers arrived and arrested 41-year-old Thomas Jack Carlston.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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