A man with choice words for the police was released on time served after his fight with authority left one officer injured.
The man, Larry Eugene Whitehead, 35, did nothing to endear himself to officers when he was heard yelling “f… the police” while standing near the mall on Sparta Street.
“I walked out of the jail and heard loud screaming and profanity coming from the direction of U.S. Auto Sales,” said McMinnville Police Sgt. Brad Myers, who went over to the source of the shouting and found Whitehead still there. “When he saw me, he shouted ‘f… the police.’ There were numerous people standing in the mall parking lot, observing his actions.”
Myers said he and three other officers tried to calm Whitehead but were unable so they decided to take him into custody for disorderly conduct.
“At that time he immediately began to resist arrest, resulting in police officer Rachel Nichols injuring her right wrist,” Myers said, noting it was discovered Whitehead was on probation for delivery of drugs.
Whitehead entered a plea agreement before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke for the incident and was given a six-month sentence but released on time served on the resisting arrest charge. He was also fined $50.