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Police: Man in 'bad mood' resists arrest

Posted: Updated: Oct 17, 2012 10:36 AM

Police said they pulled a man over on a traffic violation, but when they tried to talk to him, he wouldn't cooperate because he was in "a bad mood."

Spartanburg Public Safety officers they noticed a pickup truck drift over the double yellow line twice and initiated a traffic stop along John B. White Sr. Boulevard at Blackstock Road on Tuesday.

When the officer spoke to the driver, who was identified as 25-year-old Jonathan Durham of Woodruff, he gave over his license and said, "I'm not going to cooperate, I'm in a bad mood," according to a police report.

The report said the officer replied, "Excuse me?" and Durham said, "I didn't stutter." The officer then requested backup and learned Durham had a suspended drivers license.

When officers told Durham to get out of the truck, they said he continued to resist, eventually pushing an officer into the side of the truck. The report said Durham outweighed the officer by 185 pounds and was 4 inches taller.

As officers continued to try and restrain Durham, they said they hit him four times on the back of his leg with a baton, but it did nothing. Police said about that time a deputy arrived and threatened to shoot Durham with his stun gun, he complied and they used two sets of handcuffs to arrest him.

Police said Durham was charged with driving under suspension, and two counts of resisting arrest.

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