EATON TWP. — An Eaton Township man was arrested last night after he struggled with two sheriff’s deputies who were attempting to serve him with a protection order.
James Lassen, 52, is charged with assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, obstructing official business and violation of a protection order.
According to a report from the Sheriff’s Office, deputies Charles Crausaz and Damian Rodriguez went to an Island Road home to serve the protection order about 8 p.m. yesterday.
They instructed Lassen to leave the home and turn over all of his keys and garage door openers.
He then swore and shouted at them, saying “(Expletive) that, I ain’t leaving MY home,” according to the report.
He continued, “(Expletive) you and your paperwork. I ain’t going anywhere,” the report said.
Lassen went into the home, and officers followed him, fearing he was going to get a weapon.
Lassen then swung on Crausaz, who took him to the ground and told him he was under arrest, the report said.
According to the report, Lassen then continued “swinging his arms and fists, kicking and refused to be handcuffed.”
After a minute or two physical altercation, officers were able to get him handcuffed.
Crausaz wrote him his report that he had minor swelling to his left eye and minor scrapes on his arm and that Rodriguez also has some minor scrapes. Crausaz noted that the altercation also broke his sunglasses.
Lassen was taken to EMH Regional Medical Center after complaining of a heart condition and a laceration over his eye, the report said.
Lassen has since been picked up from the hospital and taken to the Sheriff’s Office, where he was served with his warrants, according to Capt. Jim Drozdowski.
North Ridgeville police and Grafton police also responded to the scene, according to the report.