Terry Atkinson, 59, is charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct persisting.
Lorain officers had found Atkinson highly intoxicated and combative, according to a sheriff’s report, and took him to 3810 Broadway to be turned over on the warrant.
Atkinson, who had great difficulty standing and was slurring so badly he couldn’t be understood, complied with putting his hands on the trunk of the cruiser but refused to be handcuffed, the report said.
He then pulled away from deputies and balled his hand into a fist. Atkinson again ignored deputies’ demands to put his hands behind his back and was pepper-sprayed and finally subdued.