Man charged with assaulting officer

Published 2:04 pm Monday, January 17, 2011

A traffic stop led to a tussle and then an arrest last week for drug task force agents.

On a routine patrol Thursday, agents with the task force stopped a truck and trailer with no trailer lights on Pea Ridge Road.

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The driver gave the wrong identifying information, so agents asked him to exit his truck, according to law enforcement reports.

The driver refused to comply, and a brief struggle followed, agents said.

The suspect was arrested and identified as Christopher Michael Spears, 38, of Lavon Lane in Brewton.

Spears charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, giving a false name to law enforcement officer, reckless endangerment and violation of probation.