Wareham Police Officer reportedly injured during warrant arrest
A Wareham Police Officer was reportedly injured on March 4 while attempting arrest a West Wareham man wanted on an active warrant.
Officers Calib Larue and Christopher Smith went to an undisclosed residence in West Wareham around noon on Monday to arrest 28 year-old Robert Mahan. The nature of Mahan’s warrant was not released to the media.
According to reports, officers advised Mahan that he was under arrest upon their arrival. Mahan then allegedly slammed the door shut on Officer Larue’s left arm and left leg, attempting to push him back.
Mahan then punched Officer Larue in the chest, knocking his police radio off.
Reports say the struggle continued until Officer Smith was able to enter the room and assist Officer Larue.
Mahan reportedly kicked Officer Smith before he could be secured in handcuffs and continued to resist afterwards.
While being escorted to the cruiser, Mahan began screaming expletives at the officers. As a result of his violent outbursts, the officers were reportedly forced to secure Mahan’s legs with restraints while transporting him to the station.
Mahan was charged with assault and battery on a police officer (two counts), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. He was processed at police headquarters before being transported to Wareham District Court.
Officer Larue reportedly received cuts and bruises during the incident and had some of his police gear damaged; but did not require medical treatment from Tobey Hospital.