A person on the heart of a viral video involving a St. Joseph Police Division officer has been charged with a home violence offense, court docket data obtained by Information-Press NOW present.
Max Mcleod, the person seen in a TikTok video by which a confrontation happens with an SJPD officer, is charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor assault.
“(Officers) noticed crimson marks on (the sufferer) and redness in her face,” SJPD Detective Dustin Robinson wrote in a possible trigger assertion.
Information-Press NOW is just not together with the initials of the sufferer, or the precise particulars of the alleged assault, which occurred on Sunday.
Robinson wrote within the possible trigger assertion that he believes Mcleod is a hazard to the neighborhood.
“Mcleod has earlier convictions for home assault (within the) third diploma, stealing and property injury,” Robinson wrote. “(Mcleod) has a gun or entry to 1 and has (beforehand assaulted the sufferer).”
In keeping with court docket paperwork, Mcleod has failed to look in court docket 14 occasions.
Within the viral TikTok video, which has been considered at the least 1.6 million occasions, an SJPD officer later recognized as Brandon Harrison threatened Mcleod after Harrison’s automobile was struck.
“I’m not working proper now, I’m on trip. I’ll (expletive) you up,” Harrison mentioned to Mcleod within the video.
In keeping with a press launch from the Police Division, Harrison has been relived of all police duties, pending an inside investigation. Police additionally launched an extended video of the incident to the general public.
“Law enforcement officials are essentially the most conspicuous representatives of presidency and, to the vast majority of folks, they’re an emblem of stability and authority upon which they will rely,” the discharge states.
Mcleod is being held with out bond on the Buchanan County Jail, in response to on-line court docket data.