Springdale man bites officer during traffic stop

posted by Ashley King -

So this guy allegedly bit a police officer during a traffic stop in Bethel Heights.  I'm not sure if that is before or after he punched the officer in the face. (Allegedly.) That's a quick way to land yourself in jail. Here is full story from KNWA

"A Springdale man is in jail after sending a Bethel Heights police officer to the hospital with minor injuries after a traffic stop, according to police.

Charleston Martin, 21, was arrested after he bit the officer on the forearm and punched the officer in the face.

Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the officer made a routine traffic stop on a vehicle with five men inside. The officer suspected they had marijuana inside the vehicle and asked them to get out of the car, according to the report.

As he began arresting Martin, the officer and Martin engaged in a fight while the 4 other men ran away.

Martin is charged with battery, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia along with other charges. He is currently being held at the Benton County Sheriff's Office. 

Lowell, Cave Springs and Benton County officers all arrived on scene to help.

The officer and Martin were taken to Northwest Medical with minor injuries. The officer has returned to work. The investigation is ongoing."