Man accused of hanging police officer within the chin with a crockpot lid


A 35-year-old man has been charged with attacking a police officer in Orange after allegedly hitting him within the chin with a crockpot lid.

Khleoum Tong was charged Wednesday with assault with a weapon on the officer and resisting arrest, each felonies. He was additionally charged with a misdemeanor depend of assault on a peace officer and a misdemeanor depend of being below the affect of methamphetamine.

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Tong additionally faces sentencing enhancements for inflicting nice bodily harm on a minimum of one of many officers, in response to courtroom data.

Police responded simply after 2 p.m. Saturday to a “panic button alarm from a automotive, and when the officers arrived the suspect was performing irate, mentioned Sgt. Phil McMullin of the Orange Police Division.

Tong seemed to be below the affect of medication, and at one level he grabbed the lid from an electrical sluggish cooker and threw it at an officer and struck him on the chin, McMullin mentioned.

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The officer wanted three stitches and was capable of return to obligation this week, McMullin mentioned.

Police had to make use of a Taser to take the suspect into custody, McMullin mentioned.

Six officers had been concerned within the try and arrest Tong, in response to courtroom data.

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Tong pleaded not responsible on Tuesday and was ordered to return to the Santa Ana courtroom for a pretrial listening to Dec. 11, in response to courtroom data.

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