Suspect arrested after Montgomery officer assault

Published: May. 13, 2022 at 11:36 AM CDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 5:14 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A domestic violence suspect has been arrested after reportedly assaulting a police officer while attempting to flee, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

Eric Humphrey, 36, of Tuscaloosa, was taken into custody, charged with second-degree assault and third-degree domestic violence - third degree assault.

MPD said an officer conducted a traffic stop around 6 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of Dickerson Street on a domestic disturbance. The officer reported being assaulted by the suspect, who fled the scene.

According to court documents, the officer witnessed Humphrey and a female, later identified as his girlfriend, fighting inside a vehicle.

The officer got out of her unmarked patrol unit and approached the vehicle as the couple continued fighting.

The officer ordered both individuals out of the vehicle and court documents indicate the officer determined a domestic violence situation had happened. The victim had visible bitemarks on her and bruises on her face.

After determining Humphrey to be the “predominant aggressor” in the situation, the court documents indicate the officer attempted to detain him. Humphrey is said to have fought the officer, hitting her in the face before fleeing in the vehicle.

Multiple Montgomery police units responded to the area where a suspect crashed after allegedly...
Multiple Montgomery police units responded to the area where a suspect crashed after allegedly assaulting an officer Thursday evening.(Source: WSFA 12 News)

The suspect fled onto Interstate 65 South as more police units responded to the area.

Officers quickly found the scene of a single-vehicle crash on I-65 near Edgemont Avenue at which point an uninjured Humphrey was arrested.

Humphrey is being held at the Montgomery County Detention Facility on bail totaling $16,000.

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