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FBI says Surrell attacked officer with knife

Submitted by Newsroom on March 30, 2012 – 11:18 amNo Comment

By KVOW/KTAK News Director Leslie Stratmoen

RIVERTON, Wyo. – Further details have been released about Darolin Surrell’s alleged assault on a federal officer. The 42-year-old was charged this week for assault with a dangerous weapon by the US District Court in Cheyenne.

He’s accused of attacking a BIA/Wind River Reservation police officer with a 12-inch long knife at a residence on Granite Drive in Fort Washakie on the night of January 24.

In federal court documents, FBI Special Agent Nathan Eaton said Surrell lunged at Officer Richard Dollard of the Wind River Police Department after verbally threatening to stab him in the eye. The officer tried to duck behind a support beam in the entryway to the house, but was forced to tase the man three times and pepper spray him so he’d stop kicking and fighting.

The officer was not seriously injured, according to the report. But Surrel was treated at the local hospital for a self-inflicted cut to his hand. The officer was at the residence, with another officer, responding to a domestic dispute.

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