MT. CLEMENS, Mich. - Four people were arrested Wednesday after a Macomb County deputy was attacked while investigating a possible drug situation in Mt. Clemens.
The deputy was investigating a suspicious vehicle around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday near North Walnut and Jones streets. He saw something thrown out of a black 2007 Chevy Cobalt and believed it might have been drug related. There was a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car, he said.
Jonathan Hadley, 22, got out of the car and started walking away despite the deputy telling him to stop several times, officials said. When the deputy tried to physically stop Hadley, he began to run toward a home.
The deputy stopped Hadley near the home and tried to place him in handcuffs. Hadley resisted, and the driver of the car, Yahaira Elisea-Moreno, 19, ran up to the pair and attacked the deputy, police said.
As the deputy tried to control both attackers, Jordan Herrod, 20, came out of the home and ran toward the deputy, striking him and pushing him into some shrubbery, police said.
Herrod allegedly got on top of the deputy and continued to hit him.
A second deputy arrived and tired to help arrest the three attackers. Several more people came out of nearby homes and started yelling obscenities at the deputies, police said.
Herrod was still striking the deputy, who said he used his Taser to gain control of him.
More deputies arrived and Hadley, Elisea-Moreno and Herrod were all taken into custody.
Diamond Smith, 22, tried to remove items from the car, but was ordered to drop them and step away from the car, police said. She refused and was taken into custody.
Multiple people from the home and surrounding residences approached the scene and yelled obscenities and threats at law enforcement officers, police said.
All four individuals were taken to the Macomb County Jail.
Herrod and Elisea-Moreno are charged with assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer causing injury -- a four-year felony. They are being held on $10,000 bail.
Hadley and Smith are charged with two-year felonies of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer. Hadley is being held on $5,000 bail and Smith is being held on $2,000 bail.
All four people are from Mt. Clemens and were arraigned Thursday in Clinton Township. They are scheduled to return to court Dec. 20 for probable-cause hearings.
The deputy was treated for his injuries and released.
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