Police: Disturbance call leads to brawl with 3 officers

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police got into a brawl Thursday morning after responding to a disturbance at a North Austin apartment complex where they found a man throwing objects from a balcony and yelling about “God being near,” according to a police affidavit.

Officers kicked in a Pecan Grove Apartment door to reach Jackson May Russell, 36. When Russell refused to comply with any of the officers’ commands, one officer took out his Taser. That’s when police say Jackson punched one officer in the face, sending him crashing through a living room window.

Another officer then shot Russell with a Taser, but the shock allegedly had no effect on him. Russell then punched a female officer in the head three times and pushed her into a bathtub.

Following the brawl, three officers were transported to University Medical Center Brackenridge. One officer had a hematoma on his head, a second officer was twice bitten on the arm and the third officer had injuries to her head after being punched, according to the affidavit.

Russell was charged with assault on a police officer, a third-degree felony.

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