A Moline man was in custody Friday after police say he resisted arrest and tried to grab an officer’s gun during the scuffle.
Benjamin J. Reid, 28, last known address in the 3600 block of 72nd Street, faces charges of disarming a peace officer, carrying weapons, assault on persons in certain occupations, and interference with official acts.
He also was cited for speeding.
Bond was set Friday at $5,000 cash or surety. He will be arraigned March 29.
According to arrest affidavits filed by the Davenport Police Department, officers conducted a traffic stop 11:37 p.m. Thursday at East Locust Street and East Kimberly Road.
During the stop, Reid resisted officers and tried to pull at an officer’s duty belt, which resulted in the officer’s duty weapon coming out of its holster, according to the affidavits.
The gun was found several yards away in a grassy area, according to the affidavits.
Reid struck the officer several times in the torso as officers tried to take him into custody, according to the affidavits. The officer wasn't injured.
Reid ran when police used pepper spray and was caught several hundred yards away, according to the affidavits.
Police found a pair of silver brass knuckles tied to a yellow bandanna in his back pocket, according to the affidavits.
Disarming a peace office is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison, while carrying weapons is an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in prison. The assault charge is a serious misdemeanor, and the interference charge is a simple misdemeanor.
In November, he pleaded guilty in Rock Island County Circuit Court to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to two years of probation and 180 days in jail, which was stayed if he obeyed the terms of his probation.
In 2009, he was sentenced to two years of conditional discharge and 90 days in jail for being a felon in possession of a weapon.
In 2008, Reid was sentenced in Scott County to a suspended five-year prison sentence and placed on three years of probation on a charge of carrying weapons on school property, a Class D felony.
His probation was revoked the following year, and he was ordered to serve the prison sentence, according to court records.