Officer In Trouble In Newton This AfternoonRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Aug 30 2012 6:43 PM
NEWTON: This afternoon Newton Police called an "officer in trouble".
The Officer In Trouble call was when the Newton Police was arrested a former law enforcement officer and former candidate for Mayor of Newton.
According to sources Darryl Speller, who lost the Mayor's race of Newton this past Tuesday got into a disagreement with the Water Department in Newton. Sources tell us the water department meter readers were riding their cart checking the water meters. Sources allege that Speller attempted to run over and then is alleged to have assaulted the water department meter readers.
When Newton Police went to arrest Speller there was an altercation. The Newton Officer called an "officer in trouble" distress call. Multiple agencies within Dale County to include Dale County Sheriff Department rolled.
After Speller was taken into custody he was transported to Dale Medical Center. Reports are the ambulance had to stop for additional law enforcement assistance while on the way to the hospital.
Sources say some of the charges against Speller will be Assault and Reckless Endangerment. It is not known what else he might be charged with.
Over the years Speller has served as a law enforcement officer in several South Dale County municipalities. He suffers from several medical conditions. He has been aggravated in the small town of Newton over several issues. Sometimes he lets those issues over ride his reasoning of common sense.
Darryl - calm down man - the issues are not with all of this and your health!