Draper Harrison, 40, is facing the following charges: Disarming a Peace Officer (Felony), Aggravated Assault of a Peace Officer (Felony) and Resisting an Officer. Harrison also had an existing warrant for his arrest for Distribution of Schedule II Controlled Dangerous Substances.
According to LPSO, a deputy patrolling a neighborhood identified a suspicious person near the 600 block of Fox Run Ave. and made contact with the individual at approximately 6:15 a.m.
During their interaction, an altercation ensued in which Harrison gained control of the deputy’s Taser and attempted to assault the deputy with the device. During the assault, the deputy discharged their duty weapon.
Initially fleeing the scene on foot, law enforcement located the suspect in the area approximately three hours later.
Harrison was transported to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries and will be booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center upon his release.