Vienna man charged with assault of police officer

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VIENNA TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – A Vienna man is free on $20,000 bond after the police say he assaulted a Vienna Township police officer.

Jonathan Ulp, 39, is facing felonious assault on a police officer, assault, resisting arrest and domestic violence charges after an incident at his parents’ home on Monday.

Police were sent to the home to check on Ulp’s welfare after a friend reported that he said he planned to kill himself, according to a Vienna Twp. police report. Police said Ulp denied that he was suicidal and said the allegations were made up by an ex-boss, who had been harassing him.

An officer said Ulp later became belligerent during questioning at his home and started fighting with his parents, punching his father in the head. When the officer attempted to place Ulp under arrest, Ulp reportedly threw a chair at the officer, according to the report.

Police said the officer then used a taser on Ulp, as he attempted to throw another wooden chair at him. After falling to the ground, Ulp then tore the taser probes out of his arm and ran upstairs.

Brookfield Police officers were called to the area to assist and Ulp was struck with the taser again, as he continued to struggle.

Ulp was then taken to the hospital and later Trumbull County Jail.

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