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    Man allegedly caused injury to officer while being arrested

    By By The Chronotype staff,

    28 days ago

    A Cumberland man is accused of causing an injury to an officer and attempting to harm an EMT worker during efforts to arrest him on a warrant and transport him to jail.

    Peter R. Cupp, 40, was charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors on Friday in Barron County Court. The charges are: resisting an officer causing a soft tissue injury to officer, attempt bodily harm to a worker in a health care facility, threat to a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

    Cupp is scheduled for an adjourned initial appearance on Wednesday, and if convicted on the causing soft tissue injury count could be fined up to $10,000 and imprisoned for up to six years. He is in Barron County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond.

    According to the criminal complaint, Cupp was spotted walking away from a disabled vehicle on April 17 on 27½ Avenue. During his arrest, the defendant become confrontational and as a sergeant began to escort him to a squad car stopped using his legs and made himself fall to the ground.

    Several law enforcement officers had to carry the defendant in a prone position to the back of the patrol car. While pushing the defendant forward into the squad car, a sergeant said he felt something snap in his right calf, felt immediate pain and was not able to walk properly. He was later diagnosed with a gastrocnemius muscle tear.

    At the hospital, Cupp was hostile toward medical staff, was kicking his legs and needed to be restrained. The defendant stated that when he gets out of prison he was going to find a specific deputy and get him. When asked if that was a threat, the defendant said it was a “promise.”

    While he was being rolled out of the ambulance bay to a squad car, Cupp started to kick one of the EMTs. The EMT saw the foot coming and got out of the way. He said it barely touched him but did connect.

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