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Alton man charged with resisting arrest, hurting 2 officers

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Bakari Deckard, 33, is charged with 2 counts of aggravate assault and 2 counts of resisting arrest. By Elizabeth Eisele Bakari Deckard, 33, is charged with 2 counts of aggravate assault and 2 counts of resisting arrest. By Elizabeth Eisele

(KMOV.com) -- Two Metro-East officers were injured during an alleged fight with a suspect they were attempting to arrest. The suspect is now being charged with two counts of aggravated battery and two counts of resisting arrest.

Alton Police said they were called to a scene of a domestic disturbance on Spring Street Monday morning. However, officers said they found no disturbance at the house. Police then discovered Bakari Deckard, 33, had a warrant out for failure to appear in court.

According to the police report, Deckard sat at a table when one of the officers put a handcuff on his wrist and then police said Deckhard began to pull away from the officer. Then Deckard allegedly pushed the officer and then punched the other officer in the face, knocking off his glasses.

The report then indicates the three men fell to the floor and crashed into a cabinet, breaking some glass.

One officer suffered a cut to his index finger and scraped his knuckle and fingertip. The officer was treated at a local hospital. The second officer suffered a cut under his eye and his glasses were bent.

Deckard is in the Madison County Jail on a $70,000 bond. 

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