BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested a 29-year-old on multiple charges against an officer.
According to EBRSO, deputies were responding to a call at the intersection of Glen Oaks Drive and Cedar Grove when a deputy found out that 29-year-old Quentiss Jackson had been arguing with a person. Jackson allegedly had taken that person’s phone and refused to return it.
The deputy asked Jackson for identification but he denied it and began to walk away. As Jackson began to walk away, deputies spotted a clear bag containing a substance hanging from Jackson’s pocket. Jackson acknowledged he had possession of marijuana, authorities say.
The EBRSO deputy asked Jackson to place his hands on the vehicle, but Jackson took a fighting stance and charged at the officer, according to EBRSO. The deputy drew their taser and fired one time in dart mode. Jackson began to flee the area on foot. After a short chase, the deputy tackled Jackson. EBRSO says he was still resisting. The deputy fired his taser in dry stun mode which led Jackson to cooperate.
During a search, a clear plastic bag was found that contained marijuana, according to the sheriff’s office.
Jackson was taken to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and booked for resisting an officer, battery of a police officer, and possession of marijuana.