Police officers learn that most anything can happen when they are sent to a domestic dispute. Early Monday, a Garner officer was bitten by a man they were keeping away from his wife, according to charges they filed against him.
The charges also say William Thomas Robertson, 40, shoved another officer up against a wall of his 265 Tallowwood Drive home before the incident ended with Robertson in handcuffs.
Police charged Roberson with felony assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury and misdemeanor counts of assault on a government employee and resisting a police officer.
The felony charge came when Robertson “bit officer [S.C. Curry] on the upper chest and arm,” the arrest papers stated.
Police said Robertson tried several times to push past Curry and Officer S.W. Doak to get at his wife after they had told him to stop. That led to the resisting charge.
A magistrate set Robertson’s bail at $50,000, and he was held for a Monday court appearance.