PARKERSBURG - The Prevention Resource Officer at Parkersburg High School arrested a man who became disorderly after he couldn't sign out a student.
Michael John Martin, 30, 411A 13th St., Parkersburg, did not have custodial rights to the student and became belligerent with Officer D.W. Miller while the two were talking in the main office, Sgt. Greg Collins, spokesman for the Parkersburg Police Department, said. The incident happened at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Miller asked Martin to leave school property and began to escort him out of the building, Collins said. Martin refused to open the door and leave the office and Miller began to physically escort him out of the office, Collins said.
Michael John Martin
While Miller escorted Martin out of the building, Martin turned as if to fight, Collins said. Miller took Martin to the ground and attempted to handcuff him and Martin struck Miller several times with his elbows as he fought against being be handcuffed, Collins said.
Miller eventually handcuffed Martin, Collins said. Other officers arrived at the school to assist, he said.
Martin was taken to headquarters for processing without further incident. He was charged with disturbance of schools, obstructing, disorderly conduct and battery of a police officer, Collins said.
He was arraigned in Wood County Magistrate Court, posted a $2,600 bond and was released, Collins said.