It is not a good idea to fight with the police.
It’s an even worse idea to try to take on two officers.
Bradenton Beach police arrested James Strader, 26, of Bradenton Beach, April 22 for felony aggravated battery against two officers.
According to the police report, Strader’s wife approached two officers at the Circle K, 103 Gulf Drive S., about a domestic dispute. She said her husband was destroying their belongings and she asked the police to intervene.
The officers responded to a residence in the 2300 block of Avenue C and found Strader outside.
He refused to speak with the officers and, according to the report, took a “fighter-type stance” and attempted to push past them. He allegedly hit the officers several times.
The officers used tasers three times to subdue Strader, who was arrested and taken to the Manatee County jail.
He posted bond and was released from jail April 23.
A court date was set for 9 a.m. Friday, May 15, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.
— Ryan Paice