A rural Bellevue man reportedly spit blood and kicked at officers who responded to a disturbance at a bar in the city Christmas Day.
Bellevue Police Officer Todd Trego responded to the report of a disturbance at The Green Emerald, 137 E. Main St., about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday.
Upon arrival, Trego saw a trooper with the state Highway Patrol attempting to detain Steven L. Johnson, 28, of 2277 County Road 292, "with the help of bystanders." Trego said he saw another male subject holding down a third man on a set of steps, but that man calmed down so the officer assisted the trooper with Johnson.
"Steven was very angry and yelling obscenities and was trying to fight. He was bleeding from the mouth as well. He was warned by Trooper (John) Weasner and myself to calm down, to which he refused," Trego said in his report.
"I attempted to grab his left arm and he started to try and pull away. He then started to get away from (us)," he wrote.
The officers then forced Johnson to the ground and rolled him onto his stomach. Another Bellevue police officer arrived and they were able to handcuff the suspect.
"We then attempted to escort Steven to my cruiser, at which point he spit blood in Trooper Weasner's face," said Trego, who with the assistance of the two officers, held Johnson down on the hood of the car.
While Trego retrieved a "spit hood and hobble" from the trunk of his cruiser, he said Johnson "was now trying to kick officers."
"Once Steven was in the spit hood and hobble, we attempted to put him into the rear of my cruiser. However, he kept trying to slide out to keep us from shutting the door," Trego said.
Johnson was charged with resisting arrest and persistent disorderly conduct.
The suspect first was transported to the Bellevue police station before being transported to the Huron County Jail. Johnson later posted a $3,095 bond and released from custody.