Lt. Michael Burnett deployed his TASER on Dakota Jones two times before the suspect got a hold of it during a struggle
By PoliceOne Staff
SEMINOLE, Okla. — A man was arrested after getting ahold of a TASER and using it on two Oklahoma cops during a struggle.
KFOR-TV reports that Seminole police responded to a possible home invasion in progress on Thursday when they encountered 30-year-old Dakota Jones. Lt. Michael Burnett attempted to arrest Jones before a fight broke out.
During the struggle, Burnett deployed his TASER at least two times before Detective Adam Good came to his colleague’s assistance. But Jones was able to get a hold of a TASER and used it on Burnett and Good.
Lt. Burnett then drew his handgun, prompting Jones to drop the TASER. Jones was transported to a hospital for unspecified injuries. Burnett said he was struck in the left knee by the suspect.
Chief David Hanson said the incident serves as a reminder of the unpredictable situations officer can find themselves in on a daily basis.
“The little old man that you come across that’s 80 years old might be the one who pulls a gun out and shoots you,” he said. “You just have to make a split-second decision and hope you’re right with your decision. Whatever your decision is, you’re going to be second-guessed for.”
Jones faces several charges, including the assault and battery of a police officer.
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