Powder Springs Officer Injured in Scuffle

Backup officers called to the scene in the 3500 block of Powder Springs Road had to user a Taser on the suspect several times, records show.

A Powder Springs man allegedly became violent with a uniformed police officer who was trying to stop an assault, then attempted to remove his gun from his holster.

About 10:45 p.m. June 8, the officer tried to stop Bennie Benson Curtis "from causing bodily injury to another party" when Curtis allegedly charged the officer, a sergeant with the Powder Springs Police Department, according to a Cobb County criminal warrant.

"The accused began to fight using all parts of his upper and lower body," according to the warrant.

Backup officers called to the scene in the 3500 block of Powder Springs Road had to user a Taser on Curtis several times, records show.

"(The officer) recieved injury, possibly broken bones, in the left wrist area and hand area, resulting in his arm being placed into a cast and rendering his left wrist and arm useless," according to the warrant. "(The officer) also received injury to his left knee (and) his left rib cage area where he and the accused fell into the counter of the store and the floor area."

Curtis was arrested on charges that include battery, public intoxication and willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

In custody, Curtis allegedly continued to fight. He was released Monday on a $7,500 bond.


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