A College Station man was arrested early Wednesday after police say he broke a police officer's nose by kicking him in the face.
According to College Station police, an officer was called to a business in the 1700 block of George Bush Drive around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities say 25-year-old Branden Vaughn Dickerson appeared to be intoxicated and would not leave the business despite the manager asking him to go. A police report notes that the smell of alcohol was coming from Dickerson, who explained he had drank three 24-ounce cans of beer and taken some prescription medicine. The officer began to arrest Dickerson on a public intoxication charge, and reports state he began to resist, squeezing the officer's arm as he was being led to the patrol car, the report states.
Police say more officers were called to the scene after Dickerson tried to push himself out of the car with his legs and police struggled him for several minutes. Police used a taser on Dickerson, who kicked an officer in the chest and face, a report states. Dickerson was tased a second time before police were able to subdue him.
He is charged with two counts of assaulting a police officer, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison, resisting arrest, a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail, and public intoxication. He is being held in the Brazos County Jail on $24,445 bond.