A Beatrice man was Tased by Beatrice police this week after fleeing officers and resisting arrest.
After 10 p.m. on Wednesday Beatrice police responded to Bell Street for a reported protection order violation. According to arrest documents, 28-year-old Joshua Weeks had allegedly broken into the victim’s residence but fled before officers arrived.
Around two hours later he allegedly returned, but again fled before police arrived.
A third report was made at 5:30 a.m. the next morning.
Police found Weeks driving a blue Jeep and attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. When police activated their emergency lights, Weeks is accused of jumping out of the vehicle and fleeing on foot, ignoring verbal commands to stop.
Arrest documents noted that Weeks’ driver’s license had been revoked from a DUI conviction on April 22, 2019.
Weeks was found around an hour later hiding in a vehicle from officers.
Documents state Weeks resisted officers and reached for a concealed item, which was later found to be a socket wrench. A Taser was used on Weeks, who continued to resist and attempted to hit the officer.
The vehicle Weeks was found in did not belong to him, and the property owner advised he did not give permission for Weeks to be there.
Weeks was placed under arrest for three counts of violating a protection order, obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest, trespassing and driving under revocation.