BELLMEAD, Texas - A man is in the McLennan County jail with multiple charges after a scuffle with a Bellmead Police officer Friday afternoon.
Officials said around 6:40 p.m., Bellmead PD received a call in reference to an intoxicated male riding a bicycle with a 9-year-old child in the 1500 block of Cloverleaf Street.
When officers arrived to the scene, they saw a man now identified as 27-year-old James Fairl in a ditch. His 9-year-old nephew was playing in the roadway several feet away. Fairl showed multiple signs of intoxication and was still in possession of a 40-ounce alcoholic beverage, police said.
Due to the level of intoxication, officials said Fairl placed his nephew at risk of injury due to his inability to care for the child. He was taken into custody.
Fairl had injuries to his leg and police believe that is due to him wrecking his bicycle.
While being provided medical assistance, Fairl started to become belligerent ot the arresting officer. Once medical person had completed the assessment, the officer shut the door of the patrol unit and began to kick the window.
Fairl was verbally warned by the officer that his legs would be restrained if he continued to kick the windows. However, police said he would not comply resulting in the officer restraining his legs. As the officer began restraining Fairl, he began yelling that he was urinating in the back seat of the unit.
The officer felt a liquid substance on his skin, quickly shut the door and could not complete the leg restraint. Police said Fairl then began to further kick the in-car camera in the back seat causing damage to the camera. Another patrol unit had to be called to transfer Fairl to the McLennan County Jail.
The amount of damage in the vehicle is still pending and charges will later be filed once determined
Fairl is currently charged with Felony charges of Abandoning or Endangering a Child and Harassment of Public Servant. He is also charged with misdemeanor Resisting Transport and has a pending Criminal Mischief Charge.
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