Police: Man behaves violently at motel

Anthony Skeens, The Triplicate

A local man was arrested after allegedly vandalizing an apartment at the Penny Saver Inn on Monday.

Officers responded to a call around 4:05 p.m. regarding a man brandishing a knife and yelling obscenities at the motel manager after breaking several items inside the apartment, said Crescent City Police Chief Doug Plack.

Officers entered the apartment where they encountered 26-year-old Troy Snook in a rear bedroom, Plack said. They began pointing their Tasers at him and gave him several verbal commands, Plack said.

They eventually handcuffed him, and as they were escorting him out he attempted to pull away and lunged forward into the hallway, where he began to strike his head against the walls, Plack said.

Officers picked Snook up and carried him to a patrol car as he continued resisting, Plack said.

Snook began banging his head against the divider glass of the car and the metal bars on a passenger window while being transported to the jail, prompting officers to place him in leg restraint, Plack said.

"The investigation revealed that Snook entered the apartment drunk and belligerent, throwing items and yelling obscenities at the manager," said Plack.

After a search of the apartment, officers also found narcotic paraphernalia, Plack said.

Snook was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon, resisting arrest, possession of paraphernalia and vandalism.

Snook occasionally stayed at the apartment, Plack said.

Reach Anthony Skeens atskeens@triplicate.com .

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