On Saturday, August 4th 2018, Columbia Police were dispatched to TJ Hospital in response to a request from security of a person they needed assistance with removing from property.
Officers observed the individual on the property, made contact with him and determined that he was under the influence of an intoxicating substance.
Officers then advised 43 year old Christian Wheeler that he was under arrest.
Wheeler began to resist officers and attempted to run, but was quickly caught.
He continued to punch, kick and bite officers before he was subdued.
Wheeler was charged with: Public Intoxication, Assault 3rd Degree on a Police Officer (3 counts), Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Menacing (5 counts), Fleeing and Evading Police 2nd Degree.
He was arrested by CPD Officer Jordan Dean, who was assisted by Officer Jamie Cole, Constable Jason Rector, TJ security and Sheriff’s Deputies.