Oct 13, 2021 2:00 PM

Police: Man accused of head-butting Kansas officer during arrest

Posted Oct 13, 2021 2:00 PM
Nemr-photo Cowley Co.
Nemr-photo Cowley Co.

COWLEY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect after  he allegedly battered a police officer and also engaged in disorderly conduct, according to a media release.

Just after 5p.m. Oct. 10, police responded to MeadowWalk Apartments, 925 W. Skyline Road in Arkansas City for a report of trespassing.

When they arrived, they made contact with deputies from the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office who already were on scene and learned that Issa Ahmed Moder Nemr, 38, was apparently very intoxicated.

The manager of MeadowWalk Apartments wanted Nemr removed from the premises because he was being very loud and disruptive. He then refused to follow commands from officers, according to the release.

Nemr made several aggressive movements toward officers and was taken into custody for disorderly conduct. He was escorted to an Arkansas City Police Department patrol vehicle for transport.

However, Nemr then head-butted one of the Arkansas City officers in the face. He subsequently was brought back under control and placed into a Cowley County Sheriff’s patrol truck for transport.

The Arkansas City police officer sustained only minor injuries and did not require medical treatment.  Nemr was booked on requested charges that include  battery of a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct.