Roseville man arrested after biting McDonough County officer

Jeremy E. Weir

On the evening of September 22nd, McDonough County deputies responded to assist the Blandinsville Rescue with an initial call of an unconscious subject who then became combative.

When deputies arrived at 1550th Road, 1 mile east of the Blandinsville-Tennessee blacktop, the subject had locked himself in a pickup and appeared to be looking for keys.

Forty-year-old Jeremy E. Weir of Roseville located the keys and a deputy then broke a window in an attempt to get the keys and was then bitten on the thumb breaking the skin.

Weir was tasered and taken into custody.

Deputies located multiple pill bottles with Weir's name on them in a barn next to the vehicle.

One pill bottle contained Methamphetamine residue.

Syringes, a loaded 22 caliber pistol and prescription pills not belonging to Weir were also located.

Weir was lodged in the McDonough County Jail charged with Aggravated Battery, Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer, Possession of Methamphetamine (under 2.5 grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Without a F.O.I.D and Unlawful Possession of Hypodermic Syringes.

Wier’s bond was set on September 24th at $100,000 with 10% to apply.

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