CINCINNATI - A Tri-State man faces several charges Tuesday morning after he allegedly attacked a police officer during an arrest Monday.
Antonio Merritt, 21, of Kennedy Heights, is charged with nine different crimes including attacking a police officer, aggravated robbery, resisting arrest and possessing a weapon while under a disability. He is accused of elbowing and head-butting a police officer in the forehead while he resisted arrest. Court documents also claim Merritt bit an officer while being taken into custody.
Merritt allegedly brandished a Bersa .380 semi-automatic pistol toward the officers. He is not allowed to have a concealed weapon based on a prior drug trafficking conviction.
Court documents also state that Merritt tried to take one of the arresting officer’s Tasers.
Merritt is also facing drug possession charges for heroin and crack cocaine.
A judge set Merritt's bond at $82,500 during a hearing Tuesday morning.
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