Raleigh officers injured while arresting homeless man

tmcdonald@newsobserver.comFebruary 5, 2014 

Steven Craig Vaughan: 1/30/2014, at 3301 HAMMOND RD RALEIGH, NC. 6'02", 191. Charged with: ASSAULT LEO/PO/OTHER SER INJRY.

— A man with an address listed as the men’s homeless shelter on South Wilmington Street was charged last week with assaulting two police officers at the downtown bus transit station.

Authorities say two officers were injured with one suffering a concussion and temporary memory loss as a result of the encounter with the man.

Steven Craig Vaughan, 41, of 1420 South Wilmington Street remained in jail Wednesday under $40,000 bail, a jail spokesman said.

Police charged Vaughan with two counts of assault on a government official, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and injury to personal property, said Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue.

The incident that landed Vaughan in jail occurred on Jan 28. Four police officers responded to reports of a man displaying disruptive and aggressive behavior after he got off a city bus at the Moore Square Transit Mall off South Blount Street, Sughrue said.

Security officers who work at the transit mall were detaining Vaughan until police arrived. When the officers arrived, Vaughan reportedly got into a “scuffle” with them, Sughrue said.

Two female officers were injured as they tried to arrest Vaughan. Master Officer A.E. Scotece, 30, sustained a concussion, memory loss, along with bruises on her right shoulder, forearms and right shin, according to an arrest warrant filed at the Wake County Magistrate’s Office.

McDonald: 919-829-4533

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