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A Racine man was charged with battery to a law enforcement officer after an intoxicated and disorderly encounter.

Nathaniel K. Sumlin Jr. was outside a residence within the 1000 block of Memorial Drive Friday intoxicated and “trying to fight anyone that would walk by the residence,” according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Officers arrested Sumlin. While taking him to the hospital to be medically cleared, Sumlin began to smash his head against the cage in the squad car. The officers subsequently changed routes and headed straight for the jail, whereupon arrival Sumlin was unconscious.

The officer gave three doses of Narcan, a drug often used to revive individuals overdosing on opiates, then transported him to the hospital. At the hospital, Sumlin broke through his restraints and removed his monitors, catheter IV. While police and hospital technicians attempted to strap him back down, he kicked one officer in the face and spit on a technician’s face.

Sumlin is charged with battery to a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer, disorderly conduct and throw or discharge bodily fluid at a public safety worker.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.