MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Duluth man has been charged after police say he attempted to choke a police officer while resisting arrest Monday night.

James Eugene Ferry, 22, is charged with assault of a police officer, obstruction of the legal process with force, disorderly conduct and resisting a police officer for an incident that occurred outside a residence on the 3400 block of Georgia Avenue North in Crystal, Minn.

According to the criminal complaint, a man called police to ask for assistance in controlling Ferry, who was belligerent and causing a scene after being told he couldn’t drive home. The man had taken Ferry’s car keys but was having difficulties controlling him.

An officer administered a preliminary breathalyzer test on Ferry, which revealed an alcohol concentration of .20. Ferry then told police he was from Duluth and didn’t have any relatives or friends he could stay with in the area.

Police made a reservation for Ferry at a local detox center and told him they would transport him. Ferry then became angry and started thrashing around the backseat of the police squad, saying he didn’t want to go to detox, according to the complaint.

Two officers tried to remove Ferry from the vehicle and place him in handcuffs but Ferry began kicking and pushing the officers, again stating he was not going to detox. Police say once they were able to remove Ferry from the vehicle, he placed his hands on one of the officers and attempted to choke him.

Assisting officers took Ferry down to the ground but his hand remained around the officer’s neck. Police called for backup and several New Hope officers arrived on scene.

Two officers then used a Taser to control Ferry, after he resisted arrest, and placed him in handcuffs.

Ferry was transported to North Memorial Hospital for his injuries before being taken into custody at the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center.

Comments (14)
  1. fitswell says:

    they should cut off his nad’s

  2. B.Lesnar says:

    Alcohol turned him into a tough guy huh? ‘Cept he lost the battle..

  3. All I've got to say... says:

    Two in the chest, one in the head.

  4. Deputy Dan says:

    “Ferry was transported to North Memorial Hospital for his injuries…” Good! I hope the coppers brought the boots in to curb-stomp this a-hole. You try to choke me, you get a lead salad!

    1. @depu. says:

      Deputy D-bag, you’d been lucky to still be standing, with your flashlight, NIGHT SECURITY GUARD.

  5. BS says:

    The cops are probably making this up. I don’t doubt that he was dumb and drunk. But I bet he didnt try to choke the cop and the cops thought they would teach him a lesson by beating him up and pinning some made up charge on him. This happens all the time with the tough guy cops, and every once in awhile someone has the money to prove what really happened. However, most of the time the cops get away with it. I’ll bet their dash cam wasn’t working that night for some odd reason.

    1. sober and drug free says:

      I would not want to be a cop I have watched on TV what they go thru dealing with drunks and idiots and you are a relative of that kind of person???

  6. Stupid cops says:

    I guess the cities finest aren’t smart enough to cuff a drunk before putting him in the squad car.

    1. Chris says:

      He wasn’t under arrest. They was transporting him to a detox facility. Think about it before you type genius.

  7. dumb fool says:

    One in the gems to ensure the SOB doesn’t create more sick bastids….or better yet – a Bobbit job.
    @stupid cops —- you just a schmuck or born an idiot?

  8. Tired of whiners up North says:

    and all you blow hards have had bad raps from the cops huh? Never did what you were accused and arrested for? Poor babies. Misunderstood, picked on when you were in gym class?
    I’m sure the cop that wasn’t choked won’t have bruises and red marks on his neck.
    You guys are sticking up for the losers again.

  9. Jake says:

    Duluth?? Figures….

  10. Dripable says:

    That was a frankly incredible post…

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