Man arrested for punching police officer

Man arrested for punching police officer

Released by the Longview Police Department: 

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - On 6-14-2011 at 5:28 p.m. Officers responded to the 1500 Block of East Whaley Street in reference to a Criminal Trespass.

Upon arrival Officers Johnny Lyons and Rodney Smith found the suspect Charles Johnson, 53, of Omaha on the property. Johnson had already been warned by police on two separate occasions to stay off the property prior to this incident.

As Officers attempted to take him in to custody for Criminal Trespassing, Johnson resisted and struck Officer Smith in the face several times. At one point Johnson also told police he was a peace officer as well.

Johnson was eventually taken in to custody and charged with Criminal Trespass, Impersonating a Peace Officer, Assault on a Public Servant, and Resisting Arrest.

Officer Smith sustained minor injuries during the scuffle.