The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man July 31 after a disturbance involving a pellet gun in central Arkansas City.
During the arrest, the suspect struck an ACPD officer in the face, causing a serious injury.
Michael Kevin Shine, 32, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, battery-domestic violence, criminal damage to property, and violation of a protective order.
Shine was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail with no bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. He remained in custody at the time of this release.
Officers were dispatched at 4:58 p.m. July 31 for a report of a physical disturbance in the 100 block of North Third Street.
The suspect was reported in possession of a pellet gun that he was using to cause damage to objects and other people in the public right-of-way.
Police arriving at the scene were confronted immediately by Shine, who continued acting aggressively and threw an object at an officer. He resisted arrest during the entire time he was being taken into custody.
Shine allegedly began fighting physically with the arresting officer. During this altercation, he struck the officer in the face, causing injury. The officer was transported to the South Central Kansas Medical Center emergency room and treated for his injuries. Two other officers also were treated at SCKMC.
Officers determined Shine also caused injury to other individuals at the scene, as well as damage to two nearby residences. He was taken into custody and transported to the county jail.
Due to the nature of Shine’s alleged violent behavior, he is being held without bond pending a first appearance in district court.
A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.
This information was provided by City of Arkansas City Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Lawson.