A citation for Darshae Bruck's arrest Monday evening states that arresting deputy Josh Petry put the 18-year-old in a "vascular restraint" after Bruck bit Petry's arm, causing a small cut.
Madison County Sheriff's deputies Petry and Jennifer Kermeen were originally called to Bruck's home on Bolton Avenue Monday afternoon for a welfare check because Bruck made a social media post referencing self harm.
They asked if he still had thoughts about harming himself, and Bruck said he did, the citation states. Deputies informed him they would take him to Eastern State Hospital for evaluation, and Bruck said he wasn't going to go anywhere.
Instead, he tried to go back inside his home, and Petry prevented him from opening the door. Petry then grabbed Bruck's right wrist, and Bruck turned around and got nose-to-nose with Petry, the citation states.
He told Petry to take his hands off him, and Petry told him he needed to calm down or he would be detained.
Family members asked police if they could try calming him down, but Bruck wouldn't calm down, according to the citation. He also ignored verbal commands given by Kermeen and Petry.
"Mr. Bruck refused to put his hands behind his back and became physical," the citation states. "He was taken to the ground for his and our safety."
That's when Bruck bit Petry, causing the small cut, the citation continues.
"I utilized several pressure point techniques and a vascular restraint before Mr. Bruck was placed under arrest and transported to Madison County Detention Center," the citation, which was written by Petry, reads.
Bruck was released from jail Tuesday night, according to online jail records. He is charged with third-degree assault (peace officer, communicable bodily fluid) and resisting arrest.
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