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MOUNT PLEASANT — A Racine man who allegedly kicked a Mount Pleasant Police officer in the leg and spat in his face Friday night was arrested and being held in the Racine County Jail on pending charges, including battery to a law enforcement officer.

According to a Mount Pleasant Police news release, at approximately 9 p.m., Mount Pleasant Police responded to the 1100 block of Oakes Road regarding a 911 call. A woman had to a nearby business office, and the employee secured the door. The male suspect, later identified as Brandon J. Perez, 18, had followed her and was outside banging on the locked door.

Upon arrival, officers made contact with Perez, the woman’s boyfriend. He appeared to be highly intoxicated and was not complying with officers’ requests. Perez was then arrested, and as police tried to take him into custody, he kicked one of them in the upper leg.

When Perez was secured in the patrol squad, he turned and spat in the officer’s face, police said. During transport to the Racine County Jail, Perez began to bang his head on the squad cage.

Perez was being held at the jail on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting an officer and battery to a law enforcement officer.

The officer did not require medical attention, nor were there any other reported injuries.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Mount Pleasant Police Department at 262-884-0454, option No. 4, or Crime Stoppers at 262-636-9330, via e-mail through the website, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) and typing in TIP417 with your text message.

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Michael "Mick" Burke covers business and the Village of Sturtevant. He is the proud father of two daughters and owner of a fantastic, although rug-chewing, German shepherd dog.

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