A Steele, Missouri man is accused of assaulting a police officer.
According to Steele Police Chief Billy Joe Stanfield, Officer Richard Altice approached a suspicious acting person walking on Bellevue Street on Friday around 1 a.m.
Stanfield says Jason Dale Thorne, 33, of Steele, then ran from officers.
After a short foot chase, officers say Thorne continued to fight and hit an officer in the face.
Thorne then reached inside his pocket and threw a .357 magnum handgun over a nearby fence.
Thorne was then placed in handcuffs and booked into the Pemiscot County Jail.
An investigation showed the gun had been stolen in a home burglary.
Thorne was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer causing injury, unlawful possession of a firearm, resisting arrest creating substantial risk of serious injury or death and receiving stolen property.
Thorne was being held under no bond.
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