Danny James Wilson (Photo: Faulkner County Jail)
CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Police said a man spit blood at an officer after he displayed strange behavior and led the officer on a chase through Conway.
According to the Conway Police Department, Danny James Wilson, 31, of Conway, was arrested Sunday around 10:30 a.m. after the arresting officer said he led her on an odd chase through the city.
In an incident report, the officer said Wilson pulled up next to her cruiser at the softball fields on 6th Street, told her that he was just sitting there, and asked if she was going to arrest him. She said that was when Wilson put something green into his mouth and drove off. She followed him in her police unit.
She said she witnessed Wilson drive with his hands interlocked behind his head and then turn into the airport parking lot. The officer said when she got out of her car approach Wilson, he drove through the grass, got back on 6th Street, went through the Price Cutter parking lot, turned south onto Harkrider Street, and parked in front of the Masonic Lodge.
She added that Wilson's speed varied during the chase, ranging from 20 mph to 78 mph.
Wilson left the car, said the officer, and produced a strap in his hands. She said she pulled a weapon and told Wilson to get on the ground. Instead, Wilson backed up toward the door of the Masonic Lodge and tried to open the locked door to no avail. This is when the second officer arrived. When the second officer tried to grab Wilson's arm, Wilson pulled away, according to the report, but then, the second officer tased him, and Wilson fell forward, banging his fist twice against the Masonic Lodge door.
The incident report goes on to say that Wilson tried to run toward Harkrider Street, was tased a second time, kept running, dented a police cruiser with his fist as he ran past, and jumped into traffic.
Wilson was finally taken down to the ground, arrested and taken to the Faulkner County Jail where he was put into a restraint chair for examination. His nose had been bleeding since the initial arrest but refused medical treatment, said the officer, and Wilson kept spitting blood from his mouth at the jail. From the chair he spit a blood-covered object onto the officer's uniform and proceeded to swear at officers.
Wilson has been charged with second-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, two counts of fleeing, resisting arrest, careless and prohibited driving, speeding, and driving while license suspended, canceled or revoked.
Officers have not released word on his bond or when he is scheduled to appear in court.