man jailed after 'violent struggle' with police
Burnham-On-Sea man who pleaded guilty to two offences of assault
with intent to resist arrest and criminal damage has been jailed.
Shane Anthony Ponting, 32, from Winchester Road in Burnham,
pleaded guilty to the offences and was sentenced to 49 day's jail
at Taunton Deane Magistrates Court.
He was arrested at the end of August after a week on the run following
a Crown Court issued warrant for his arrest for breaching conditions
of a previous conviction.
Officers from the Burnham Police team arrested him in Highbridge
following a "violent struggle" in which PC Tracey Stiles
and Sergeant Ian Kennett were dragged down a flight of stairs.
Inspector Roger Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is
another example of local officers keeping the area safe and bringing
offenders to justice."
offender attempted to evade arrest and became violent and aggressive
in the process."
"We do not and will not tolerate this kind of behaviour towards
officers or members of the public."