Nelson taken into custody after allegedly resisting arrest

Steve Chapman


Ash Grove man reported to have seven active warrants

An Ash Grove man was taken into custody on Saturday, April 13, after he allegedly refused to stop for an Ash Grove Police officer who attempted to pull him over for traffic violations.
According to a posting on the Ash Grove Police Department’s Facebook page, the driver of the vehicle the officer attempted to pull over, later identified as Eric Nelson, 40, of Ash Grove, would not stop until he reached his house.
Once he’d reached his house, Nelson allegedly refused to obey the officer’s orders as he was being taken into custody. When Nelson allegedly resisted arrest actively, the officer called for backup, and an officer from Walnut Grove and Greene County deputy sheriff arrived.
While taking Nelson into custody, the Ash Grove officer reportedly had to use his taser and pepper spray to get him to stop resisting arrest. No officers were injured in the altercation.
Nelson was taken to Cox Hospital, medically cleared and then booked into the Greene County Jail.
As of press time, no charges had been formally filed against Nelson regarding the incident, but the posting on the AGPD’s Facebook page said that charges would be formally submitted to the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, including failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, resisting arrest, as well as seven other warrants for his arrest and traffic violations.
Nelson remained in the Greene County Jail as of press time.


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