Police arrest Carbondale man for assaulting officer

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Police arrest Carbondale man for assaulting officer

(Photo provided by Carbondale police)

(Photo provided by Carbondale police)

(Photo provided by Carbondale police)

(Photo provided by Carbondale police)

By Bill Lukitsch

Police on Friday arrested a Carbondale man wanted for assault on a police officer after he evaded capture for two days.

Devonte Perrian, 25, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery, resisting arrest and criminal trespassing, according to a news release from the Carbondale Police Department. His bond is set at $75,000.

The assault reportedly took place early Wednesday in the 300 block of East Birch Street, where officers were responding to a complaint of disorderly conduct and trespassing. Perrian allegedly bit, scratched and gouged the eyes of an officer, according to the report.

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Police obtained a warrant for Perrian’s arrest and found him two days later in a residence in the 2500 block of New Era Road.

He was arrested without incident at that time, police said.

Campus editor Bill Lukitsch can be reached at 618-536-3326, [email protected] or on Twitter @lukitsbill.

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