Man tased, cuts self with knife in Van Buren Co.

Posted at 8:06 PM, Dec 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-21 20:08:40-05

PAW PAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man in Van Buren County was arrested after cutting himself with a hunting knife and running from officers, according to the sheriff’s office.

Van Buren County law enforcement said that a 20-year-old man first made contact with deputies at about two o’clock on Sunday afternoon. Officers were responding to a call about a possible fight, but when they arrived, the man, covered in blood, attempted to flee.

After dropping the knife at officer’s request, the man allegedly ran from deputies, attempting to flee for a second time.

Sheriff’s deputies tased the man and took him into custody.

Investigators said that they discovered the blood was from a self-inflicted wound and found eight grams of marijuana on the man.

He is being held on two felony counts, including resisting and obstructing a police offer and possession of marijuana.

The suspect’s name has not been released.