Authorities Taze Teen in Court

Authorities taze a 17-year-old boy in Warren District Court.

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says at around 8:30 a.m., they had to use force to subdue a 6-foot-3, 280 pound, 17-year-old when he refused to comply with Judge Sam Potter's order to go to the juvenile detention center.

It took nine officers to bring the boy under control.

But he became combative again when officers put him in the elevator to the detention center.

That's when they tazed him.

"What it was, is he was drive stunned--that's when you take the cartridge off, no projectiles are fired, and touch it to him and pull the trigger, and you get five seconds of that. There's no probes or anything like that on them," explained Deputy Daniel Alexander, with the Warren County Sheriff's Dept.

Deputy Alexander added that the juvenile was not hurt and is now in the detention center, charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Two officers were slightly injured in the scuffle in the courtroom.

The use of force will be investigated.


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