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Superior Man Accused of Trying to Assault Officer

Created: 06/05/2014 3:37 PM WDIO.com

A Superior man faces four charges, including felony attempted first-degree intentional homicide, after allegedly trying to assault a police officer on Tuesday.

Gregory S. Thompson, 30, also faces a felony charge of attempting to disarm a police officer and misdemeanor charges of domestic abuse disorderly conduct and resisting an officer.

Officers were dispatched to a South Superior residence at about 9 a.m. Tuesday on a report that Thompson was intoxicated and causing a disturbance.  Police say Thompson refused to leave the residence and was placed under arrest.

Police say an officer observed a large dagger-style knife in Thompson's hand when has pulled from a chair.  The officer was able to knock the knife from Thompson's hand, but he then allegedly  grabbed onto the officer's holstered firearm.  Thompson was handcuffed after officers used pepper spray.  He was treated at a hospital for minor injuries and then taken to jail.

Thompson appeared in court Thursday afternoon and is being held on $10,000 bail.

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