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Police: Man zapped after resisting arrest

Sandusky Register Staff • Apr 9, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Antoine Stockett, 30, 1800 block E. Shoreway Drive, was charged with resisting arrest, obstruction, marijuana possession and driving under suspension.

A deputy pulled Stockett’s vehicle over on Main Street at about 4 p.m. and smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to a deputy’s report.

Stockett gave deputies consent to search his person, but when they began to pat him down, Stockett kept reaching into his pocket, the report said.

Stockett then began to walk away, reaching into his pockets and waistband. A deputy ordered him to stop and said he was under arrest, then told him to put his hands behind his back.

Stockett allegedly became aggressive, replying “Or what?” “He turned toward me abruptly as if he was going to strike me” the deputy wrote in his report. The deputy used his Taser to zap Stockett, who fell to the ground.

He crawled partially underneath the deputy’s cruiser and a bag of marijuana was found on the pavement. “You didn’t find that weed on me, you can’t charge me with that” Stockett told the deputy, according to the report.

Deputies charged Stockett and took him to the Erie County jail.

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