A 23-year-old Lansdale man who was arrested for public drunkenness allegedly bit a Lansdale Borough Police officer after he was denied a cigarette, according to an article published by The Reporter.
Lewis Christian Leavitt, 23, of Church Road, was arrested Monday for public drunkenness after he was seen staggering along Wissahickon Avenue, according to The Reporter. Although he was cooperative during processing, Leavitt became enraged when officers denied him a cigarette before entering his cell, police told the publication.
As Leavitt threw punches at one officer, two others came to assist and a Taser was used twice, police told The Reporter. During the fiasco, Leavitt allegedly bit an officer, who was sent to Abington Health Lansdale Hospital for treatment, police told The Reporter.
Leavitt is facing two felonies in connection with the incident. According to court documents, he is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated assault by prisoner, both felonies. He is also charged with simple assault, harassment and public drunkenness.
He was sent to Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post bail, which was set at $100,000.
His preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 20.