MILFORD, Mass. – A Milford man wanted on warrants jumped out a window of his home to evade arrest and wrestled with officers before being Tased and taken into custody, according to the police report.
Denzell Cameron, 21, of 10 Claudette Drive, Apt. 5, was charged with three counts of assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and two counts of destruction of property.
Four Milford police officers went to Cameron’s home to arrest him on warrants Tuesday night. The man's mother, Marietta Cameron told the officers Denzell was in Springfield and tried to shut her door in their faces, police said.
The officers entered the apartment and found that there was an open back window. The screen had been kicked out and there were foot prints on the ground, according to police. Officers went outside to look for the suspect, police said.
As the search continued through the neighborhood, the mother told police she “was just protecting her son” and that “Denzell jumped out the window.”
One of the officers then spotted a man alongside 10 Claudette Drive and said, “Milford police. Hold up.” The man continued to walk toward the officer, who said, “Milford police! Stop!” The officers then chased the suspect around the building and through a back lot, according to police.
An officer caught Cameron and tackled him, but Cameron pushed the officer off and ran away, police said. A patrolman again tackled the suspect, who started to punch and kick the officer, according to police.
An officer told Cameron, “I am going to Tase you, stop resisting.” But Cameron continued to fight, and the officer Tased Cameron's left leg and buttocks, according to police. It took a second Taser shot to make him slow down, police said.
Marietta Cameron then came outside and grabbed the officers, telling them, “Stop hurting my son,” police said. The officers handcuffed the son once he calmed down and transported him to police headquarters for booking, police said.
They said Marietta Cameron will be charged with intimidation of a witness (obstruction of justice/misleading police).