From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: December 11th, 2022
Contact: Chief Jacob Nacke
Hannibal Man Resists Arrest, Throws Officer’s Taser
On Saturday, December 10th 2022, a warrant was issued in the 10th Judicial Circuit Court of Marion County charging Tyler Hudson (27) of Hannibal, with Assault 1st Degree Special Victim, Domestic Assault 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest for a Felony, Disarming a Peace Officer, and Property Damage 1st Degree. The warrant was a result of a Hannibal Police investigation into an assault which occurred on Friday at approximately 3:00pm. Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Pleasant and Country Club for a report of a disturbance and located a victim who had sustained injuries. Hudson had left the scene and was located at approximately 3:34pm in the 2800 block of St. Marys. An officer conducted a traffic stop and made contact with Hudson in a vehicle. Hudson would not comply with the officer’s commands and a struggle ensued as the officer tried to remove Hudson from the vehicle to make the arrest. Once outside the vehicle Hudson continued to resist arrest and eventually the officer drew their Taser at which point Hudson laid on the ground but would not fully comply with the officer by putting both hands behind his back to be handcuffed. The officer attempted to use a Taser and continued to struggle on the ground. Hudson was able to gain control of the Taser and threw it across the street breaking it. Hudson attempted to grab items on the officer’s duty belt and obtained the officers flashlight. The officer utilized strikes to Hudson to gain control, and a short time later Hudson was taken into custody. Bond was set at $100,000.00 cash only and Hudson Remains in the Marion County Jail. The officer sustained only minor injuries and did not seek medical treatment. The Hannibal Police Department would like to thank those who called 911, and those who stopped to check on the officer.
A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.