According to Officer Rodney Brown, officers responded to the report a an uncontrollable juvenile in the 800 block of South Belmont at around 6:40 pm on Sunday.
The boy’s mother reported that her son became angry after being told he could not use the car. In response, the teen allegedly threw his mom’s phone against the wall, causing damage to both the phone and the wall.
He then left the residence, according to Brown, and drove away in the car without the mother’s permission.
Moments after officers left, the mother advised that the boy had returned home on foot and stated that he had left the vehicle parked at an unidentified location.
The mother again called police and stated that the boy was claiming he was going to assault responding officers and not go willingly with them.
Staying true to his word, when officers returned, a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the boy and two officers fell off the porch and onto the ground. Brown said both officers were injured.
Police were eventually able to subdue the boy and transport him to the Lincoln County Detention Center.
Brown said the boy attempted to damage the patrol car’s windows and interior during transport, and continued to fight with police and jail staff once at the jail.
In the end, the boy was charged with two counts of felony assault on an officer, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, disturbing the peace, unauthorized use of a vehicle and being an uncontrollable juvenile.
The Post is choosing not to name the boy pending the filing formal charges by the Lincoln County Attorney’s Office.