Raleigh officer’s nose broken during man's arrest

From staff reportsFebruary 25, 2013 

Carey Elliott Harrison

WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

— Police officers everywhere understand that traffic stops and domestic-trouble calls can be unpredictably dangerous for them, and one Raleigh officer suffered a broken nose and a second was hit when they were trying to subdue a man who they said was threatening a woman at his home Friday night.

Officers charged Carey Elliott Harrison, 34, of 1212 Boyer St., with assault on a law enforcement officer, simple assault, communicating threats, injury to personal property and resisting a public officer, and he was being held Monday on a $70,000 bond pending a court appearance.

According to arrest warrants for Harrison, Officer J.S. Santana was one of the officers who answered a call about domestic violence at Harrison’s address.

Santana was trying to detain Harrison when he broke Santana’s nose, the warrants said.

Harrison also fought police when they were trying to handcuff him, the warrants said, and hit a second officer.

The heart of the dispute, the warrants charged, was that Harrison had threatened a woman “by verbally telling her that he was going to kill her.”

Police also filed two counts of damage to personal property – one for breaking a chair and a lamp and one for damaging a police cruiser during his arrest.

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