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Suspect jailed after allegedly drawing gun on SBPD officer

SoVaNow.com / April 08, 2010
A 21 year old South Boston man is being held at the Halifax Adult Detention Center without bond after he reportedly drew a handgun on a South Boston police officer and bit him several times. Omar Springs, who was taken into custody on Friday night, April 2 at approximately 10:30 p.m., has been charged with malicious wounding and with brandishing a firearm.

The struggle unfolded when South Boston Office C. M. Mann approached Springs behind an apartment building in the Willow Oaks Apartment complex. As Mann got close to Springs, he ran and with Mann chasing him, Springs allegedly drew a handgun and pointed it in the direction of the officer, just before Mann caught him. The two struggled over possession of the firearm and during the fracas Springs reportedly bit Mann on his arms several times. Mann managed, however, to get the gun.

Mann was treated and released following the altercation from Halifax Regional Hospital.

More charges are expected to follow an investigation into the incident.

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