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Man arrested for assaulting a police officer

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According to East Ridge Police an officer was dispatched to serve warrants to Adam Elkins, 27, who was being treated at Parkridge East for an earlier assault. 

The officer said when he told Elkins about the warrant, Elkins became agitated. 

Elkins was allowed to give his belongings to his girlfriend, but the longer he searched in his pockets the angrier and more disruptive he became, the officer said. 

The officer told Elkins to take his hands out of his pockets and place them behind is back. Elkins then pulled his arm away, and proceeded to punch the officer in the face. 

A struggle between the two ensued and the officer needed assistance from a hospital security officer and doctors to get Elkins cuffed and in custody. 

Adam Elkins has been charged with resisting arrest, assault on a police officer, and failure to appear. 

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