Mount Pleasant - A man was arrested Saturday morning after a foot chase and accused of assaulting a police officer, authorities said.
A clerk at the Scotchman convenience store at 508 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. told an officer that a man, named Tony, was causing a disturbance, according to an incident report from the Mount Pleasant Police Department.
An officer spotted a man fitting the suspect's description on Fifth Avenue, and when he approached him, the "individual became very aggressive and kept yelling," according to the report. The man had a state ID card identifying him as Tony Brown, police said.
The officer then saw the man throw something white into the grass that the officer later identified as a rolling paper that was burnt and had a residue consistent with cocaine. The man cursed at the officer and tried to destroy the drug paraphernalia, the report said.
When the officer tried to handcuff Brown, he shoved the officer and began running, the report said. After a tip from a resident, a police dog found Brown in a backyard, police said.
Brown, 35, was taken to the Cannon Detention Center and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and assault on a police officer. His bond was set at $20,480. He has a May 2 court date.
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