Man resists arrest runs on foot after being tased

Published 1:32 pm Thursday, May 10, 2018

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


A man facing possible public intoxication charges opted to attempt to evade police on Tuesday.

An officer from the Orange Police Department was on patrol at 7:33 p.m. at the 400 block of Burton when he spotted a man near the intersection of 4th and West Turret standing in the street and not moving other than to sway back and forth.

The officer asked the man, later identified as Eric Quinn Jr, what he was doing. Quinn started to walk away from the officer, according to a police report. The officer believed Quinn to be intoxicated and a danger to himself.

Another officer was dispatched to the scene after Quinn would not remove his hands from his front pockets.

When the officer attempted to place handcuffs on Quinn, Quinn attempted to pull away from the officer and resist and struggle to avoid the officer.

The officer tased Quinn while regaining control of the situation.

Quinn pulled the Taser prongs out of his body and began running through the old Arthur Robinson complex.

The officer followed in pursuit.

Another officer, arriving on the scene, also tases Quinn.

Orange County Jail intake was unable to take a picture of Quinn at the time of booking due being uncooperative with the staff.

Quinn has a prior conviction of evading arrest in 2017. The current charge of evading arrest is a state jail felony.

Quinn was charged with public intoxication, evading arrest and resisting arrest search or transport.