Man arrested for punching trooper at local hospital

McLennan County Jail
POSTED: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 12:50pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 9:25pm

A man was arrested at a local hospital after officials say he punched a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper who was at the hospital with a suspect of another crime.

David Cleveland is charged with assault of a peace officer, following his arrest Monday morning. According to officials, the trooper was asked by Hillcrest Hospital personnel to ask Cleveland to put out a cigarette he lit while sitting in the ER. When the trooper asked Cleveland to put out the cigarette, DPS says he then punched the trooper.

The trooper wasn't seriously injured from the incident.

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