By FRANK LEWIS
PDT Staff Writer
New Boston Police had a fight on their hands Friday morning as a felony probationer, who was reportedly threatening a woman, kicked an officer in the chest and attempted to headbutt another officer.
The man was identified as Harold Newman, 38, of 1623 Seventh St., Portsmouth.
Capt. Steve Goins said the NBPD received a 911 call about 1:07 a.m. from a 40-year-old woman that her ex-boyfriend was trying to break down her locked door. Goins said the incident occurred within the 3400 block of Rhodes Avenue.
Goins said as officers were responding to the scene, the woman advised the police dispatcher that the man, later identified as Newman, had just forced entry into her home.
As NBPD officers arrived on the scene they said they found the back door had been damaged and opened, and as the officers entered the home, they saw Newman had pushed a couch up against the woman, pinning her against the wall. Goins said Newman resisted arrest by attempting to headbutt an officer and kicked another officer in the chest, resulting in an officer Tasering him.
Goins said Newman is currently on felony probation with Scioto County Common Pleas Court for felony domestic violence involving the same woman. Goins said the woman was not injured during the incident and the officer who was kicked in the chest did not require medical attention. Goins said Newman continued to be combative at the New Boston Police Department, refusing to be fingerprinted and refusing to allow officers to take DNA with mouth swabs, which is required by state law.
Newman is charged with aggravated burglary, felony domestic violence, felony resisting arrest and felony obstruction of official business, as well as a charge of violating his probation by his probation officer.
Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 232, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.