EASTON — Police say they used a taser to subdue a 24-year-old Easton man now facing a slew of drug and assault charges after he ran away from officers during a traffic stop.
Nicholaus Monteiro was charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, possessing with intent to distribute marijuana, three counts of possessing Oxycodone, attaching plates to a motor vehicle, driving an unregistered motor vehicle, driving an unlicensed motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle with an expired inspection sticker.READ MORE: 2 Boston Police Officers, Child Hospitalized After Fight On School Bus
Monteiro was released on $500 bail and was scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Taunton District Court.
At approximately 11 a.m. Sunday, Easton Police officers Brianna Park and Michelle Franey made a motor vehicle stop on Foundry Street, where the driver allegedly had illegally attached license plates to a Mercury Sable sedan.READ MORE: Expert Brought In By I-Team Now Helping Saugus Determine Source Of Fly Infestation
The driver, later identified as Monteiro, pulled his car into a nearby church parking lot. As he was speaking to the officers, he ran away.
After a brief pursuit, Monteiro refused to comply with the officers’ commands and allegedly began to charge at Park, who deployed her Taser to protect herself and immobilized him, police said. He was then placed under arrest.MORE NEWS: Boston Nightlife Venue Will Require COVID Vaccine Card Proof Or Masks Due To Delta Variant
Police said Monteiro had a large amount of cash, multiple oxycodone pills and marijuana.