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By: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter
Syndicated by: Montana News
Billings man James Rohn Angel was arrested and charged with Assault on a Billings Police Officer and Count (2) was Assault Count (3 Obstructing Peace Officer and Count (4) Resisting Arrest.
On April 27, 2019, Billings Police dispatched to the area of Clark Ave in the 400 block vicinity for a disturbance report.
Once arriving on the scene, Billings Police Officer Nelson was told by the victim that Angel was threatening to hurt her and her children physically the victim J.W. pointed out the location and Angel as he was on the other side of the street just pacing back and forth.
Officer Nelson walked towards James Rohan Angel who then started to scream at Officer Nelson and cussed at Officer Nelson stating "I will cut your head off."
Officer Nelson barked an order to "STOP," but Angel then started to make various physical threats to harm Officer Nelson if he came any further towards him.
Suddenly James Angel bolted from the area and ran from Officer Nelson. Officer Nelson pursued Angel on foot.
James Rohn Angel suddenly stopped turned around and prepared to strike at Office Nelson, Squaring up to attack Billings Police Officer Nelson.
Without warning, James Rohn Angel used his fist to hit Billings Police Officer Nelson in the head with his fist nearly knocked Officer Nelson to the ground.
Officer Jones had also responded to the call and observed James Angel hit Officer Nelson in the head with Angles right fist.
Officer Nelson then hit back James Nelson with his fist on the right side of James Angel's face that did knocked down Angel to the ground.
Both Angel and Officer Nelson were on the ground in a physical struggle as Officer Nelson was trying to gain control of James Angle's hands so that he could get him handcuffed.
Officer Jones pulled out his taser and placed it on the back of James Angle which allowed Officer Nelson to put the handcuffs on James Angel.
As Officer Jones was patting down James Angel looking for weapons, Billings Police Officer Bickford arrived and helped escort James Angel to an awaiting patrol car.
In interviews with several individuals, the Officers were able to garner that James Angel was known for several years now to be very erratic and aggressive towards others and even assault people.
Billings Police Officer Jones maintains an (A) rating
Billings Police Officer Bickman maintains an (A) rating
Billings Police Officer Nelson maintains an (A) rating
All three Billings Police Officer is NOT a threat to public safety and security, the public CAN trust these individual Officers.
This article was published by: Donald Cyphers Investigative reporter License# USPA-ID-US/VI-01/29995