A Dover man, identified as David Kimmick, 49, had to be forcefully subdued after he allegedly tried to take a police officer's handgun during a struggle.
Charges are pending against a Dover man who allegedly tried to take a police officer’s handgun during a struggle.
The suspect, identified as David Kimmick, 49, of the 700 block of N. West St., was hospitalized for a medical condition after being taken into custody, said police spokesman Cpt. Mark Hoffman.
The incident took place at 4:30 p.m. April 30, as police responded to a call about a domestic disturbance, Hoffman said. A woman on the scene said Kimmick was drunk and had punched her daughter in the face during an argument, and then threatened to kill them both.
Kimmick locked himself in the home as Dover officers tried to talk him out; Kimmick came to the front door after several minutes, but tried to shut the door as officers were explaining why they wanted to talk with him.
Kimmick struggled with the officers as they tried to take him into custody, attempting on three occasions to disarm an officer by taking his weapon from his holster.
The officer fought off the attempt and Kimmick was subdued on the ground and taken into custody.
Once released from the hospital, Kimmick will be charged with third-degree assault, two counts of terroristic threatening, resisting arrest with force and attempting to remove a firearm from the possession of a law enforcement officer.