(Gillette, Wyo.) Authorities allege that a man resisted arrest and attacked officers after reportedly hitting his sister in the face multiple times.
Police were dispatched to the area of Emerson Avenue Monday, Jan. 8, afternoon after receiving a report of potential domestic violence and mental illness.
Upon their arrival, officers were informed that Mark Kiser, 20, who was supposedly “Coming off spice,” had allegedly punched his sister in the face twice and discouraged her from calling the police, according to the affidavit of probable cause.
The affidavit further states that Kiser demanded his sister not call “the Feds” and that he would “beat up all the cops.”
Officers were given permission to enter the residence by Kiser’s sister, where they located the 20-year-old in the garage, who was holding the door shut and yelling at officers to “go away,” court documents say.
Kiser was warned that if he did not stop holding the door shut, he would be pepper sprayed.
The suspect did not stop, forcing officers to pepper spray him in an attempt to subdue him.
Astonishingly, the pepper spray did not have the desired effect as Kiser immediately came out towards officers, flailing his arms about.
A fight broke out, with officers attempting to gain control and Kiser allegedly shoving officers away, punching them in mouth and head area, the affidavit reads.
Officers attempted to stun the suspect with a Taser, but it was ineffective.
Eventually, officers were able to wrestle Kiser to the ground, but the 20-year-old refused to surrender and reportedly continued to lash out with his feet, according to the affidavit.
“After an exhaustive struggle, Mark was placed in handcuffs,” the affidavit states.
Police allege that, after they picked Kiser up off the ground, a glass pipe was found underneath him.
Supposedly, the pipe contained burnt residue, green plant material and smelled like marijuana, court documents state.
Officers applied for and were granted a search warrant.
Several baggies of marijuana were located in a room suspected as belonging to Kiser, in addition to paraphernalia and jeweler’s bag containing a white powdery substance, the affidavit reads.
Reportedly, Kiser’s family informed officers that the white powdery substance was cocaine.
More suspected marijuana was located in the garage and inside a dryer unit.
A bottle of vodka was also located.
Allegedly, Kiser shouted out from the ambulance that he had been drinking and smoking marijuana, without the officers having to question him.
Kiser was taken to the hospital for treatment and then later transferred to the Campbell County Detention Center.
Currently, the 20-year-old is charged with: two counts of felony interference, felony possession of a controlled substance, domestic assault, use of a controlled substance, and minor consuming alcohol.