State Trooper Bit By Man During Arrest

Somers, Conn. (WTNH) – State Troopers from Troop C have arrested a man who they say was on drugs, and became combative when they tried to arrest him, even biting one of their troopers. Troop C in Tolland received several 911 calls from a man who said his 25-year-old son was out of control and throwing items around the house.  When officers arrived at the home on Lafayette Street, they say that Daniel Roessier was out of control.  State Troopers along with the Somers Police Department say that Roessier had been “huffing” dust-off and became irate when his father refused to bring him to the store to buy more chemicals to “huff”. Roessiers father reported that his son even smashed the telephone while he was trying to call 911.

When police tried to arrest Roessier, they say he became violent and pushed one of the Troopers. They were eventually able to get him into handcuffs, but as they were placing him in the patrol car, he allegedly bit one of the Troopers on the hands and started spitting. Troopers told him to stop, but they say he didn’t heed their warnings, so they had to use pepper spray on him.

He was taken in, and is now facing several charges including assault on police, interfering with an officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.   He’s being held on $100,000 bond.

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