Springfield man accused of trying to assault police officer with nunchucks

A Springfield man is behind bars after police say he tried to attack an officer with nunchucks before wrestling with him on the ground.

According to court documents, police were originally on a call related to a person who may be suicidal.

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When they found the man, 55-year-old Don McDavid, police say he was being uncooperative and grabbed a pair of wooden nunchucks.

“(He) put them under his armpits in a ready position,” the affidavit says.

One of the officers tried to use a Taser on McDavid twice when McDavid lunged at him, but the officer was unsuccessful. Police say it was then that McDavid started to wrestle with one of the officers on the ground.

The affidavit continues on to say that another officer was able to successfully use a Taser on McDavid and get him under control.

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He was taken into custody and also checked out by medics.

While McDavid was in an ambulance, court documents say that he told one of the officers, ‘Tell your buddy I’m sorry I tried to kill him.’

McDavid was arraigned on the assault charge in Clark County Municipal Court on Thursday. A not guilty plea was entered for him and his bond was set at $5,000.

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