Man faces charges after raising ruckus at Salem Police station

SALEM — A Lisbon man is facing several charges after raising a ruckus in the Salem Police Department lobby and outside the station early Friday, including assault on a peace officer for “mule kicking” the arresting patrolman in the groin.

Shawn A. McMurray, 46, of Glasgow Road, who also had a last known address listed in Bay City, Texas, was also charged with disorderly conduct and aggravated menacing, both misdemeanors. The assault charge is a fourth-degree felony.

According to Columbiana County Municipal Court online records, he’s scheduled for arraignment on Monday.

The police dispatcher on duty called for officers to respond back to the station at 3:05 a.m. Friday for a person to be removed, advising a man came into the lobby and began yelling through the microphone at her, swearing and acting disorderly and belligerent. An officer arrived on the scene and located the man sitting in the lawn of the police department with no shirt on.

The incident report said that upon speaking to the man, he was found to be highly intoxicated and was acting belligerent and very hostile toward officers, continually making threats and advising he would kill them. An officer advised the man he was being placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and aggravated menacing.

Upon trying to transport him to the police cruiser, the man then “mule kicked the arresting officer in the groin,” the report said.

Once he was placed in the rear of the police cruiser, he began making threats of harming himself and continuously hit his head off the cage in the back of the patrol unit, causing bleeding from his head.

Fire department first responders and EMT Ambulance responded and the man was transported to Salem Regional Medical Center for treatment. Officers responded to the hospital with the man in custody. Perry Township Police and Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office units also responded to assist.

He was later taken to the county jail.