Scott M. Davis Jr, fan of medieval weaponry and recreational drug use.
: The suspect has been identified as Scott M. Davis Jr of St. James, Missouri. He has a mugshot for the ages
O'Fallon police responded to the 7900 block of Oak Bark Court Pin Oak Parc subdivision late Tuesday night for a report of a "man out of control." They found him, exactly as advertised.
A man had called 911 because his son and two other people were "tripping on acid," and that the caller had been forced out of his home because his son was now swinging a
club around recklessly. (Update: Police this morning clarified the weapon was a "medieval-looking" replica spiked club
The first police responder encountered the naked man almost immediately -- he was leaning out the driver's window of a car that was attempting to leave the area. According to an O'Fallon Police Department press release,
"The officer confronted the man in the street, who then charged and attacked him. An attempt by the officer to use non-lethal means of restraint failed. During the subsequent struggle, which was extremely violent, the officer feared for his life while being struck and choked by the subject and was forced to disarm his firearm twice."
Those two shots hit the man in the arm and leg, but only slightly slowed his roll; when back-up officers arrived he grew violent again, but was eventually subdued and successfully taken into custody.
The initial police officer suffered injuries to his face, head, arms and legs -- that was some kerfuffle. A woman in the house was also injured prior to the police's arrival; she has head injuries and facial fractures. Captain Tripps is in stable condition.
The lesson here? Know your dealer and know your dosage.