Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon, Livingston Man Has History of Alleged Violent Behavior, LIVINGSTON, February 20, 2014 - At approximately 4:30 pm on February 19, 2014, officers with the Livingston Police Department were dispatched to the 400th block of Miracle Way in reference to a disturbance. When the officers arrived, they observed a white female sitting in a vehicle who’s clothes were torn. The woman stated she had been assaulted. Witnesses that observed the alleged assault stated Paul Lee Dewalt Jr., 43, of Livingston, grabbed the female by the hair slammed her to the ground and kicked her several times. Officers located Dewalt inside the residence where he was placed under arrest. As officers began to escort Dewalt from the residence he became combative towards the officers stating he was “fiening” and needed his crack and crack pipe. Dewalt then used force against the Officers where he pulled them into a bedroom and attempted to retrieve a crack pipe laying on the bed. The officers managed to get Dewalt under control and escorted him to a patrol unit that was parked in front of the residence. Dewalt was secured in the back seat. While being transported to the Livingston Police Department Dewalt continued to be combative and struck his head on the security cage in the patrol car. Once at the Livingston Police Department Dewalt refused to exit the patrol car and continued to be combative. Further investigation indicates Dewalt exhibited a box cutter during the assault. Paul Lee Dewalt Jr. is still being held in the Polk County Jail on felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, tampering or fabricating with physical evidence, and charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and bond forfeiture. No bail has been set at this time.
Since the 2012 the Livingston Police Department has investigated Dewalt five different times for assault. The charges are pending prosecution at the Polk County District Attorney’s Office.
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