Mineral Wells man tased in arrest

Last week, Mineral Wells police subdued a man with Tasers after a brief foot chase, arresting him on charges of resisting arrest and violating a protective order. 32-year-old Derek Lee Renfro of Mineral Wells was booked into Palo Pinto County Jail on charges of violating a protective order and resisting arrest after he led police on a brief foot chase in the 3200 block of N.E. 2nd Street.

The Mineral Wells Index says police made the arrest after an officer was dispatched to a restaurant and met with a woman who said Renfro was violating a protective order she had against him, and then Renfro fled on foot. The officer deployed his Taser as Renfro began to run, but was unsuccessful in stunning Renfro. A second officer arrived on the scene and also deployed his Taser.

Jolted by the Taser, Renfro dropped to the ground, but as the officers approached to take him into custody, he continued to resist arrest. The leads on one of the Tasers had broken and the officer was unable to fire the Taser a second time. Officers also discovered Renfro had two outstanding warrants from Palo Pinto County, including a resisting arrest charge and an assault causes bodily injury family violence charge.

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