- Taylor Goldenstein American-Statesman Staff
Two people were arrested in separate incidents early New Year’s Day on Sixth Street for punching police officers, according to arrest affidavits.
David Lund, 22, was arrested for assault on a peace officer, a third degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a $10,000 fine, according to the affidavit.
About 2:15 a.m. Monday, an employee of The Chuggin Monkey Bar, 219 E. 6th Street, flagged down an officer to tell him that the bar was closed and people were still trying to get in, the affidavit said. The officer then assisted in telling people the bar was closed, it said.
As the officer was walking away, a man, later identified as Lund, went up to the door and with both hands started violently trying to pull it open, the affidavit said.
The officer told Lund to leave the door alone because it was locked, and Lund started to walk away but then he turned around and tried to run through him, the document said.
The officer pushed Lund back and told him to leave, but Lund pushed him and punched him in the jaw with his hand balled in a fist, the affidavit said.
The officer and bar employee then took Lund to the ground, and after some resisting, the officer handcuffed and arrested Lund, the affidavit said.
In a separate incident about 2 a.m. New Year’s Day, Dorian Risher, 21, was arrested for assault on a public servant, a third-degree felony, according to an affidavit.
After breaking up a fight in the 300 block of East Sixth Street, an officer was attempting to escort Risher away from the location, according to the affidavit. The affidavit said Risher hit the officer on his right cheek with a closed fist that came from behind him.
The officer said he felt pain in his cheek 20 minutes after being struck, according to the affidavit.
After being arrested, Risher said he was trying to punch the subject that the officer had detained and did not mean to punch the officer.
Both Lund and Risher were being held on $10,000 bond.