Bedford Man Arrested After Resisting Officer

(BEDFORD) – A Bedford man was arrested after a Bedford Police officer noticed the driver failed to use their turn signal at 16th and D streets Tuesday night.

The driver slammed on the brakes and turned into a drive in the 400 block of 16th Street, partially obstructing the entrance. The driver then put the vehicle in park and exited his vehicle. 

Ethan Patton

Police say 30-year-old Ethan Patton said he was trying to adjust the tarp covering the bed of the truck.

The officer noticed a large screwdriver in Patton’s right front pocket. The officer asked Patton to remove the screwdriver.

At that time, Patton pulled away from the officer and began resisting.  The officer and Patton struggled. The officer then took Patton to the ground where Patton put his hands under his body and began screaming.

The officer finally gained control of Patton, handcuffed him and placed him in the patrol car.

Patton’s vehicle was towed and his dog that was inside the vehicle was picked up by the Bedford animal control officer.

Patton faces charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.