AUSTINTOWN, OHIO (WYTV) – A Warren man who refused to cooperate with Austintown police is now facing charges.
Jason Morrison, 36, was arragined Monday in Austintown Court on Aggravated Menancing and Failure to disclose one’s personal information following a confrontation March 21.
Police say Morrison refused to show identification while they were questioning last Saturday. Officers were called to Idlewood Drive near the Fox Run Apartments after receiving a call of a man dressed in a camouflage jacket taking pictures of vehicles.
When police repeatedly asked Morrison for his ID, officers said he refused, stating he wasn’t doing anything illegal.
Police advised Morrison he was under arrest for Obstructing Official Business and placed him in handcuffs. Officers said they smelled alcohol on Morrison, but he denied having anything to drink.
While Morrison was being transported to the Austintown Police Department for booking, officers said he began yelling profanities and stated “we will meet again when I get out and next time you better have your gun ready.” Officers said Morrison continued to refuse to answer any questions.
As Morrison was being transported to the Mahoning County Jail, he told officers “take these cuffs off and let’s duke this out. I hope some black guy shoots you in the head. I would not feel twice bad for you.”
Morrison is due back in court April 13 for a pretrial.