Police: Man accused of headbutting, biting officer had gun

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A man accused of headbutting and biting an officer on Thursday afternoon was in possession of an illegally-owned firearm, police said. 

Jabar S. Reece, 37, was charged with aggravated assault, driving with a suspended license and two weapons misconduct offenses, according to police. 

About 3:25 p.m., a Maricopa officer stopped a vehicle driven by Reece near West Smith-Enke Road and Vintage Drive for an “improper turn,” police said. 

A records check on Reece revealed a suspended driver’s license and an active warrant for his arrest, according to a probable cause statement. Reece told officers he did not have any weapons in the vehicle but a search of the vehicle turned up a black Glock in the glovebox, police said. 

As Reece was being placed in the back of the police vehicle, he is accused of getting angry, lunging forward and headbutting the officer on the top of the head, causing the officer to stumble back, police said. As the officer attempted to restrain Reece, the man allegedly bit the officer on his right forearm, causing a bloody abrasion, according to police. 

Reece later admitted to officers the firearm belonged to him, and said he initially lied because he is a “two-time felon and prohibited possessor,” according to the probable cause statement. 

Reece was booked on the charges into Pinal County Jail, where he remained as of Friday morning, according to an online database. 

1 COMMENT

  1. Interesting, so the brandon admin wants to take law abiding citizens guns away. That will stop this admitted “two time felon” from acquiring a hand gun. Nope, it won’t..it will try to keep me from protecting myself from numb nuts like Reese..good luck….