BRANDON – A 60-year-old Brandon man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting a Brandon police officer.
Early Friday morning, police say a vehicle hit two women on Victoria Avenue. They weren’t seriously injured.
Officers caught up with the driver a few blocks away. That’s when he sprayed an unknown liquid into an officer’s face.
Police immediately tasered and arrested the man. The officer was taken to the hospital, but has since been released.
The suspect is facing a number of charges, including assaulting a police officer causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.