Bystanders got the chain away from Quinton Cordovas Squire but when officers attempted to arrest him at the Plaza Shopping Center, the 56-year-old man, refused to put his hands behind his back and allegedly struck the officers.
Officer A. Green and Master Officer J. Hardy received minor injuries in the scuffle with the man, Chief Chuck Hasty said.
The events which led to Squire’s arrest began Tuesday at approximately 3:30 p.m. when police received a call about Squire reportedly making threats to a New Dixie Mart clerk at the store in the 1900 block of Julian R. Allsbrook Highway, Hasty said in a statement.
There was no known relationship between the clerk and Squire, Hasty said.
The employee told Hardy Squire came to the store Monday night and made threats to harm her. He returned and threatened her again.
Hardy located Squire in the Plaza Shopping Center, where Lowe’s Home Improvement is located.
That’s when Squire allegedly made threats to the officer while wielding the chain.
Squire was eventually taken into custody and charged with communicating threats, assault on a female, two counts of resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer and two counts of assault on a government official.
The assault on a female charge, Hasty said, reflects the threats allegedly made to her and not a physical assault.
Squire received a $10,000 bond and December 22 court date.
Sergeant M. Moseley assisted.