Pierre Man Arrested For Theft, Head Butting Officer

A Pierre man was arrested Tuesday after assaulting a Pierre Police Officer with his head. Officers responded just after midnight, early Tuesday morning to the 1500 block of East Wells Avenue after receiving a report of alcohol being taken from a business. Upon arrival to the area, an individual matching the suspect’s description was located near Wells and Polk Avenue. Officers located multiple alcohol bottles in the possession of the suspect, identified by police as 25 year-old Darius Twoeagle. As officers attempted to speak with Twoeagle about the situation, an Officer was head butted by Twoeagle. Following a brief struggle, Twoeagle was restrained by Officers then transported to the Hughes County Jail on charges of petty theft under 400-dollars and simple assault against a law enforcement officer. The Officer was taken to the Emergency Room at Avera Saint Mary’s Hospital for observation and released later.