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Police: Man asks to go to jail then resists arrest

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Joseph Rice (Union Co. Sheriff's Office) Joseph Rice (Union Co. Sheriff's Office)
UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Police in Union said a man wanted to get away from his home for some "peace and quiet" by spending the night in jail, where he was still being held the next day.

Union police said they were called out to 34-year-old Joseph Rice's Hicks Street home just before 10 p.m. Tuesday about a disturbance. Officers said Rice was upset and had been drinking, but they were able to calm him down and go back inside his home.

About 1 a.m., police were called back to the home where Rice told him he was fed up and said he was ready to go to jail so he get some peace and quiet away from everybody, according to the police report.

He walked toward's the officer's patrol car yelling "take me to jail," police said. The report stated that one of the officer's got out his handcuffs and told Rice he was under arrest, charged with disorderly conduct, but when he went to put the cuffs on Rice, he resisted, struggling to get away and continued to struggle as they searched him.

Rice was taken to jail and also charged with resisting arrest.

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