Roseburg man arrested after punching cop

November 17, 2018

A Roseburg man was arrested Thursday after allegedly punching a cop in the face.

Kyle David Fain, 26, was driving with an expired registration when Winston police pulled him over Wednesday night.

Fain refused to roll down his window and told police that he didn’t have a driver’s license.

An officer opened the driver’s side door, grabbed Fain by his left hand and asked him to get out of the car. After the cop grabbed Fain’s hand, Fain shoved his other hand underneath his leg, according to court documents.

The officer pulled out his gun, pointed it at Fain and told Fain to place his hand in clear sight. Fain eventually pulled his hand out along with a clear plastic container with methamphetamine inside, according to court documents.

After Fain threw the container onto the floor, the officer put his gun away, according to court documents.

When police attempted to detain Fain, the man started flexing and tensing up. The officer grabbed Fain before “a fight ensued,” according to court documents.

A Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy told Fain to stop several times and warned him that he was going to be stunned.

Eventually, the deputy used a Taser to stun Fain. The arresting officer noted that “Fain did not appear to be affected by it,” according to court documents.

A cop took Fain to the ground, at which point Fain punched him in the face below his eye. Three officers wrestled Fain into handcuffs as he continued to resist, according to court documents.

Police wrote in court documents that a knife and syringes were sticking out of Fain’s pocket.

In the back of the patrol car, Fain apologized to the officer for punching him in the face, saying he was just trying to push him off, according to court documents.

Fain was taken to the Douglas County Jail and charged with resisting arrest, failing to present an operator’s license, harassment, methamphetamine possession, attempting to commit a Class C felony and a probation violation.

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