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It took three officers and a taser to subdue an intoxicated suspect with his pants down in a residential area of Huntsville. 

According to authorities, a call was received by 911 dispatch around 1:20 a.m. Monday morning, with claims of a suspect looking to rob a home in the 700 Block of Hwy. 190. Police say after arriving on scene, the suspect – identified as William Bohanon – took off running with his pants around his ankles. Officers caught up with the suspect, who reportedly smelled of phencyclidine (PCP).

Officers say while attempting to arrest Bohanon, they were met with pushing, fighting and resistance. It took a taser and three officers to subdue the subject, who would not respond to pain, police say. Following the arrest, authorities searched the suspect, finding 10 grams of ecstacy pills and a vial containing one gram of liquid PCP in his vehicle.

“This was a scary situation and our officers handled it perfectly,” HPD Lt. Jim Barnes said. “When an individual is under the influence of PCP, they can demonstrate a resistance to pain, near superhuman strength and they tend to take their clothes off. The suspect is a small guy, but it still took three officers to subdue him and the taser did not phase him.

“EMS removed the taser probes and he was booked. It is good we were able to get him off the street as he was a danger to himself or others.”

Bohanon was charged with resisting arrest, two counts for possession of a controlled substance and public intoxication. He is currently held in the Walker County Jail with no bond set at this time.

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