Man admits assaulting Fostoria officer
A Fostoria man admitted Monday he assaulted a police officer.
Scyular D.J. Thompson, 26, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault on a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony, during a hearing in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.
According to court records, Officer Brooks Hall of Fostoria Police Department was on patrol in Fostoria about 8 p.m. Dec. 29 when he saw a man yelling at a vehicle at Certified, 100 E. Lytle St.
The man refused to identify himself and said, “I am one of you,” they state.
They state Hall could smell a strong odor of an alcohol beverage on Thompson. Thompson had been accused of reaching for Hall’s Taser and saying, “This is mine.”
Sentencing was set for May 28.
The case is being referred for a pre-sentence investigation.
The joint recommendation is Thompson would serve a three-year term of community control.
He also would undergo random drug and/or alcohol urinalysis and a substance abuse assessment by Rigel Recovery Services, and complete all recommended services.