Hampton, Va. – The arrest of a man accused of panhandling escalated quickly when he resisted arrest and was tased by police officers.
On October 16 around 1:00 p.m., police officers saw 40-year-old Jamie Paul Daniel Hines panhandling on Coliseum Drive.
Officers cited Hines for one count of panhandling and discovered that he had an outstanding warrant from Newport News.
When an officer tried to arrest Hines, he resisted arrest and assaulted both officers.
An off duty officer stopped to help the officers attempting to arrest Hines.
One of the officers tased Hines and took him into custody.
Medics came to treat him for taser exposure.
Officers found a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia on the suspect after he was arrested.
One of the officers was treated for minor injuries.
Hines was charged with one count of resisting arrest, one count of assaulting a law enforcement officer, one count of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of paraphernalia.
He is in custody at Hampton City Jail.