Superior Man Arrested after Struggle with Officers

Posted at: 11/14/2013 10:50 PM | Updated at: 11/14/2013 10:54 PM

A 39-year-old man is in custody after allegedly resisting arrest in Superior on Wednesday.

Authorities say that Todd Richard Carter failed to appear for a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to a drug charge in Carlton County, and had a warrant issued for his arrest in May. 

Investigators located Carter in the area of N. 14th St. and Elm Ave. Entering a vehicle and driving to the Metro Credit Union parking lot. As investigators confronted him, police say that Carter attempted to flee. Carter did lead officers on a foot chase for about two blocks. When officers caught him, they say Carter fought the officers, and attempted to gain control of one of their guns. 

The officer was able to keep control of his gun and struggled with Carter for about 3 minutes, according to a press release. 

On Wednesday, police told us that they arrived with guns drawn and the suspect had to be tased.  

Carter was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical assessment and treatment and then taken to the Douglas County jail.  

One of the arresting officers was treated and released for injuries sustained in the struggle.

Mr. Carter is expected to be formally charged in Douglas County Friday.

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