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Police: Bryan man kicked officer during arrest on drug charge

Police: Bryan man kicked officer during arrest on drug charge

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A Bryan man faces charges after police say he kicked an officer in the stomach while he was being arrested on drug charges.

According to Bryan police, officers spoke with 20-year-old Darian Dunt Taylor around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Verde Drive. The officers noticed Taylor had a partially burned cigarillo that smelled of synthetic marijuana. During a search, authorities located a blunt containing the drug in his pocket, a report notes.

Police attempted to arrest Taylor, who repeatedly pulled away. He eventually was carried to a police car, and while being loaded into the car, he kicked an officer in the stomach and in the thigh, police said. During transport to the jail, he kicked the car’s interior so hard the vehicle shook as it drove, a report notes.

He is charged with assault on a public servant and obstruction/retaliation, both third-degree felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison; resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail; and possession of less than two ounces of synthetic marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor.

He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $22,000 bond.

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