Brainerd Man Facing Multiple Charges After Assaulting Multiple Police Officers
A Brainerd man is facing multiple counts of assault in Crow Wing County after allegedly assaulting multiple officers.
The incident happened on April 4th at 11 pm. Brainerd Officers were dispatched to a bar in the city of Brainerd in response to a person having fallen off a bar stool and who was laying on the ground unconscious. The person was later identified as Nicholas Reese Clements, 27.
An officer knelt down next to Clements to assess him while speaking to others in the bar about what happened. After about ten seconds, Clements opened his eyes, looked directly at the officer and starting swearing and shouting racial slurs at the officer. Clements than attempted to punch the officer. The officer avoided this and then secured Clements. After this, Clements attempted to bite the officer’s right leg. The officer than secured Clements face to the ground.
Paramedics and other officers arrived on scene and Clements was taken into custody. Clements continued to yell slurs at first responders. Clements was observed to be highly intoxicated. Clements was placed in the rear seat of the squad car when he began to kick the windows of the car while enroute to the emergency for a medical clearance. Clements continued to yells multiples racial slurs. He also reportedly told responding officers that he was going to kill them.
While at the emergency room, Clements continued to yell racial slurs in front of hospital staff and others waiting in the E.R. Later while being taken to the exam room, Clements turned his head and spat in an officer’s face (striking him in the eye). Once medically cleared, Clements was taken to the Crow Wing County Jail.
Clements is facing 8 counts total, including two counts of assault of a peace officer, one count of stalking, one count of obstruction of the legal process, two counts of disorderly conduct, and one count of making terroristic threats. His next court appearance is scheduled for May 29th.