LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A man has been charged after allegedly injuring a Lafayette police officer while riding his bike. According to court filings, Timothy Simpson is charged with four felony counts including disarming a law enforcement officer and battery resulting in serious bodily injury, according to prosecutors.
According to the probable cause, early on May 24th, police saw Simpson riding a bicycle in a parking lot without lights. Officers attempted to pull him over on State Road 38, when he attempted to flee. When an officer got out of his car to stop him, Simpson ran into the officer and broke multiple facial bones.
He then attempted to take the officer's taser. Prosecutors say officers found marijuana and meth on Simpson.