OBERLIN – A man who police identified as a member of the British Army was arrested for allegedly assaulting police officers.
Police were sent to a North Park Street home at 9:31 p.m. Thursday after a neighbor reported a domestic violence situation there.
Officers arrived to find Holly Whiteside in the driveway. She appeared to be highly upset, and she said her husband, Cameron Hogg, had been drinking alcohol and was “acting crazy and strange,” according to a police report.
Whiteside told police that she and Hogg had been arguing when he grabbed her wrists. Police said the woman had visible red marks on her forearms and right hand.
Officers attempted to speak with Hogg, who opened the door when they arrived at the home. When officers entered the house, Hogg grabbed Oberlin police Sgt. Patrick Durica’s arm, police said.
Police said Hogg then began flailing his arms to get away from the officers, who took him to the floor, where he struck his head on the table. Hogg continued to struggle and was struck with a Taser by Patrolman Marc Ellis, who was eventually able to handcuff Hogg, according to the report.
Whiteside later informed police that Hogg was a member of the Army in Great Britain, and he becomes aggressive when cornered or threatened.
Hogg, 48, was taken to the Oberlin Police Department, and his consulate in London, England was notified, as Hogg is not a U.S. citizen.
Hogg was charged with assault on a public official, domestic violence and resisting arrest. He entered a plea of not guilty during a hearing Friday, and he was released on the condition that he wear an electronic alcohol monitor.