Man in custody after resisting arrest, attempted to take gun away from officer

Posted at 7:28 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 10:54:32-04

A man who attempted to take a gun away from an officer during an arrest on Tuesday is in custody.

According to Waco police, around 2:30 p.m. officers responded to a disturbance call at the City of Waco Employee Health Clinic. An employee who was thought to be intoxicated was causing a disturbance at the clinic.

Ronald Turner, 27, became irate and began yelling at other city employees. He left the building prior to the officers’ arrival.

One officer located Turner and attempted to arrest him. Turner became physical and resisted the arrest. During the scuffle, Turner attempted to take the officer’s gun away. The officer was able to retain his weapon, then Turner pulled out a knife, according to Waco police.

Employees who were watching the scuffle helped the officer and were able to get the knife away from Turner. He was then taken into custody.

The officer did sustain injuries and was taken to Baylor Scott & White. Turner was also taken to the hospital for medical clearance. He was then transported to McLennan County Jail.

He was charged with aggravated assault on a public servant, attempting to take a weapon from a peace officer, resisting arrest and public intoxication.

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