WAYNESVILLE, Mo. – A 20-year-old man put up a fight on Friday morning when a team of four law enforcement officers went to his home near Dixon to arrest him. Pulaski County Sheriff J.B. King says officers had to use an electric stun gun on Devon Cardin, who appeared to be high on a mind-altering drug such as bath salts.
The officers went to Cardin’s home at 17430 Cliff Road about 7:30 a.m. Friday because he had a warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of receiving stolen property. This was the second time officers tried to arrest him; the first time, he fled into the woods behind his home. The team included two sheriff’s deputies and two state troopers. King says the fight with Cardin caused a minor wound on the arm of one trooper.
Cardin was in the Pulaski County jail on Friday and officers hope the prosecutor will charge him with assaulting law enforcement officers and resisting arrest.