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VIDEO: Arrest of man accused of breaking St. Charles officer's nose

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Aaron Summers is charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and property damage. Credit: St. Charles Police Aaron Summers is charged with assault on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and property damage. Credit: St. Charles Police
Aaron Summers' mugshot on a still from the video released by police (Credit: KMOV / Police) Aaron Summers' mugshot on a still from the video released by police (Credit: KMOV / Police)
ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

A man is facing charges for allegedly punching and kicking an officer during an arrest in St. Charles City Friday afternoon.

An officer conducted a traffic stop in the 200 block of Oakleaf around 4:30 p.m. During the traffic stop, officers discovered the passenger in the vehicle, identified as Aaron Summers, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Hazelwood, Missouri.

Summers refused to surrender and physically resisted two officers, police said. While officers tried to place Summers in handcuffs, he allegedly assaulted both officers. Police said one of the officers attempted to taze Summers but it was unsuccessful. Summers then allegedly approached that officer in a fighting stance and punched him in the head. During the fight, Summers also kicked one officer while another officer took him to the ground.

According to authorities, officers told him many times to stop, but he kept kicking and tried to stand and roll over. Eventually, officers subdued Summers and arrested him.

Police said Summers was armed with a knife during the incident.

A spokesperson from the police department said one officer suffered a broken nose, while the other was exposed to communicable diseases that Summers claims he has. 

The St. Charles Police Department gave News 4 footage from one of the officer's body camera that shows the 25-minute scuffle between Summers and two officers.

 Lieutenant Tom Wilkison said the fight portion of the video lasted about 15 minutes. 

"We can review this video and talk about was there was anything officers could have done differently to prevent the assault or the injury," Wilkison said.

The fight took place outside of Summers' mother's home as his mom watched. His mother, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she understands why officers wanted her son in custody but thinks officers overreacted. 

"What happened, I feel at the end, was very excessive," his mother said. "It would have been more simple if things had gone differently. He may have even been released by then."

The St. Charles City Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges against Summers including assault, resisting arrest, and property damage.

His bond is set at $25,000 cash only.

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