Man tasered, arrested in East Manatee domestic battery

EAST MANATEE -- Deputies used a Taser to subdue a man who resisted being taken into custody for domestic battery and child abuse about 11:48 p.m. Saturday, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported.

The man, identified as Curtis Smith, 43, began talking about possessing guns and walked toward a cabinet when deputies arrived in the 5900 block of Fort Hamer Road to interview him for arrest, according to the sheriff's report.

Deputies took him into custody, but Smith continued to resist. Several cycles with the Taser were used to gain compliance. No injuries were reported.