Police: Man dancing in Gulfport street chases, bites detectives

rfitzgerald@sunherald.comJuly 9, 2014 

Dacolburn Laprentice Stallworth, 26, was arrested July 8 on two felony counts of simple assault on a police officer and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, obstructing a street and disturbance in a public place.

Officers use stun gun to subdue suspect

GULFPORT -- A man who was dancing in the street and shouting profanities chased an unmarked car and punched and bit narcotics detectives when they stopped to identify themselves, Gulfport police Sgt. Damon McDaniel said.

Dacolburn Laprentice Stallworth, 26, of Gulfport, was obstructing traffic Tuesday night when the detectives drove south on Gulf Avenue, McDaniel said. The detectives reported they turned onto 28th Street and Stallworth ran after them, still shouting profanities.

As they got out of their car, Stallworth became belligerent and attacked them, McDaniel said. Officers responding as back-up arrived and used a stun gun to immobilize Stallworth.

The detectives were not seriously injured. One is a member of the Gulfport Police Department. The other is a Harrison County deputy assigned to the Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team.

Police arrested Stallworth on two counts of simple assault on a police officer, a felony. Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner set bonds on the felony counts at a total of $100,000.

Police also arrested Stallworth on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, obstructing a street and disturbance in a public place. Those bonds total $1,257.50.

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