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Man accused attacking Metro officer who tried to arrest him

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A man is facing several charges after he reportedly attacked a Metro officer who tried to arrest him.

The incident occurred Saturday around 3:30 a.m. According to an affidavit, the officer saw 46-year-old Randy Edwards walking through McFerrin Park near Meridian and Berry streets.

Because the park was closed at this time, the officer approached him. That’s when he reportedly noticed that Edwards was intoxicated. The affidavit states that Edwards told the officer he had been drinking and that’s why he was walking instead of driving. 

The officer then reported seeing an open liquor bottle in Edward’s pants pocket. After searching him, he also found a crack pipe in his vest pocket.

When the officer proceeded to arrest Edwards for trespassing in the park and public intoxication, Edwards allegedly resisted and the two wrestled.

At one point, Edwards reportedly put the officer in a headlock. The officer was able to regain control and arrest Edwards.

He now faces multiple charges.

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