Steven Ejisimekwu, 30 of Lindale, was arrested this week after reports said he attacked an 18 year-old male and then attempted to gain control of a police officer’s gun and taser while being taken into custody.
Reports said that Ejisimekwu placed the teen in fear of his life when he allegedly got a knife and made movements toward him. The suspect then proceeded to hit the victim. In an effort to prevent the teen from dialing 911 for help Ejisimekwu broke his cellphone.
When officers arrived, reports said that Ejisimekwu got into a fight when them and removed a firearm and a taser from an officer’s belt. During the course of the scuffle a shot was fired from the weapon.
The incident occurred at a home on Ave C in Lindale.
Ejisimekwu is charged with four counts aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts removal of a weapon from a public officer, six counts felony obstruction, simple assault, simple battery, criminal trespass, obstruction of a person making a 911 call, and aggravated stalking,