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Havasu man jailed after allegedly headbutting police officer

April 11, 2019

A man ended up in the Lake Havasu City Jail after police said he head-butted a police officer who was trying to question him.

Steven Cameron Meyer, 29, of Lake Havasu City, was charged with a number of felonies after the April 3 incident. The charges include aggravated assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of dangerous drugs and marijuana, paraphernalia, and shoplifting.

According to information from police, an officer saw a man, identified as Meyer, riding an electric bicycle front or rear lights nearly crash into an eastbound vehicle on South Palo Verde Boulevard. Meyer was a suspect in a shoplifting case from late February.

When the officer handcuffed Meyer and told him he was under arrest, he said he couldn’t go to jail “because he has a daughter and is trying to do good.” The officer said Meyer then broke away from him as he searched him for weapons. Meyer then ran a few steps before the officer grabbed him.

Meyer then allegedly head butted the officer in the chest, knocking his radio mic from his lapel. The officer said he tackled Meyer, who then tried to head butt him several times as he tried to locate his mic so he could call for assistance. Meyer then head butted the officer in the chin and allegedly held on to his duty belt before he got the man under control, cuffed and into his patrol car.

Several officers arrived to help and the arresting officer then searched his backpack and found methamphetamine and marijuana.

— Today’s News-Herald