MANATEE - Deputies had to use a Taser to subdue a 32-year-old man they say was heavily intoxicated and refused their commands that he go home, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Kirby Barrack was arrested early today, after an incident in the 600 block of U.S. 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton.
Deputies initially responded to the 5700 block of Seventh Street Court East after Barrack was found sleeping in a motor home that did not belong to him. The complainant declined to pursue charges, so deputies told Barrack to go home.
Barrack was belligerent and agitated, and refused the deputies' requests.
At one point, Barrack balled his fists and got within an arm's length of a deputy, when he was advised he was under arrest. Barrack was taken to the ground, but he locked his arms in front of him so deputies could not place handcuffs on him, according to a news release.
A deputy then used his Taser to fire a 5-second stun to his back. Barrack still refused to comply, so another deputy use his flashlight to pry Barrack's arms out from under him, according to the sheriff's office.
Barrack, who suffered a slight abrasion to his forehead, was taken to the Manatee County jail, where he faces charges of assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest without violence. He was being held on bonds totaling $2,250.