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Man tries to grab deputy's gun
Struggle occurs outside VFW
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A man who tried to grab a deputy’s gun while fighting with the lawman outside the VFW has been bound to the grand jury.
The suspect, Darrell Lee Roberts, 43, of Rock Island waived his right to a preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke and was bound to the grand jury on charges of felony assault, resisting arrest, DUI, and leaving the scene of an accident.
Roberts was arrested after deputies arrived at the VFW to investigate a report of a man in the lobby bleeding from the head. When they arrived, they found him near the boat ramp.
“He said he had a gun and would shoot anyone who came near him,” Deputy Sgt. Jason Walker swore in his warrant against Roberts.
The deputy said Roberts started walking toward him and ignored orders to stop and get on the ground. He then lunged at the lawman prompting a tussle between them.
“I physically took him to the ground,” said Walker, noting Roberts then tried to get his gun. “He began to grab for my sidearm.”
Another officer arrived and the two were able to subdue the suspect. Walker ended up having to be treated at the emergency room for a shoulder injury.