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Aberdeen police use stun gun on suspect in drug arrest

An Aberdeen man who allegedly had suspected cocaine in his possession was subdued with a stun gun by Aberdeen police last week after he allegedly tried to flee while being arrested, according to charging documents.

Clayton Oneill Ridgely, 31, of the 200 block of Woodland Green Way, is facing multiple charges and is being held on $1 million bond at the Harford County Detention Center in Bel Air.

According to the Aberdeen Police Department statement of charges, officers were speaking with Ridgley after responding to reports of an assault at about 1:03 p.m. on Oct. 25 at West Bel Air Avenue near Parke Street, according to the Aberdeen Police Department statement of charges.

Ridgley was one of two men in a car that had been pulled over after police had received reports of a woman being assaulted in the vehicle, according to the statement of charges.

When Ridgley was advised there was a possible warrant for his arrest for a separate case, he appeared to be extremely nervous and an officer already had her Taser out of the holster, according to the statement of charges.

When Ridgley was asked to stand up and put his arm behind his back, he allegedly tried to flee by pushing between two officers, pulling out of their grasp and trying to run away, police said.

The officer used the Taser on Ridgley's torso, causing him to fall to the ground and allowing officers to take him into custody without further incident, according to the statement of charges.

Ridgley was found to have a GPS monitoring bracelet on his ankle, as well as a plastic baggie with 13.3 grams, or 0.02 pounds, of suspected cocaine, according to the statement of charges.

He was charged with possessing narcotics with intent to distribute, resisting arrest and possessing a drug other than marijuana. His was bond was set at $1 million during a District Court hearing Monday.

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