JPD: Man subdued after trying to grab officer’s sidearm during arrest

JPD: Man subdued after trying to grab officer’s sidearm during arrest

The suspect was charged with 17 separate offenses, including drug and firearm charges

A man arrested late Friday night was taken to the hospital for injuries suffered after police say he attempted to grab an officer’s sidearm and was subsequently struck by a baton.

Clyde Edward Pasterski, 40, was detained during a traffic stop near Riverside Rotary Park around 11:30 p.m., said Lt. Krag Campbell in a news release. Pasterski was the subject of an ongoing investigation following allegations of criminal possession of narcotics and firearms, which Pasterski’s status as a felon rendered illegal, Campbell said.

Pasterski was detained and taken to the JPD station, and the vehicle he was driving was impounded while officers executed a search warrant on Pasterski’s residence on the 9300 block of Lakeview Court.

Officers located six rifles, two handguns, seal bombs and substances believed to be heroin and methamphetamine, Campbell said. Seal bombs, while ostensibly for use in fishing, are illegal for felons to possess, Campbell said.

When Pasterski was informed at the station he was being placed under arrest, police say he fought back.

“There was an ongoing struggle and during that he reached for the officer’s gun,” Campbell said.

Pasterski was struck with a baton, though not knocked out, Campbell said, ending his resistance. He was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital and treated for a minor injury to the face. Two officers, whose names were not released by JPD, also sustained minor injuries during the resistance, Campbell said.

Pasterski was charged with a total of 17 criminal charges, Campbell said. There were 11 counts of felony third-degree misconduct involving weapons, two counts of felony third-degree assault, one count of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, one count of misdemeanor resisting arrest, and two counts of misdemeanor fifth-degree misconduct involving controlled substances, Campbell said.

Pasterski is being held without bail at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, according to JPD. His court dates have not yet been set.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757.621.1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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