Officer threatened with"hit" during arrest

TEMPLE, TX - Temple police report a man officers attempted to arrest following a Monday traffic accident threatened an officer and fought with those trying to take him into custody.

Other officers responding to a call from an officer needing assistance arrived in the area of the 2700 block of East Adams Avenue reported seeing the officer seeking assistance struggling with a man near the tree line at that location.

The police report says the suspect was screaming and yelling at officers, with officers noting a strong odor " commonly associated with the consumption of an alcoholic beverage" as the man yelled.

He was later identified as 32-year-old Johnny Ray Cupp.

Police report that while he was being transported to the Bell County Jail that Cupp said he was going to find out where the officer lived and was alleged to have said he was going to " knock the officer off" and put a "hit" on the officer.

Cupp was booked in on charges of driving while intoxicated, evading arrest, resisting arrest and was being screened by the District Attorney for another additional felony charge.

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