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Man arrested for battering officer

By The Mercury

An investigation into reportedly bizarre behavior at a Manhattan McDonald’s Monday resulted in the arrest of an 18-year-old Manhattan man for various charges including battery against a law enforcement officer.

Police were first called to the McDonald’s, 815 N. Third St., just after 9:30 p.m., after receiving reports that Warrell Spiller, 1300 Marlatt Ave., was allegedly pounding on windows of vehicles and the restaurant, Officer Matthew Droge said.

He said patrol officer Josh Opat arrived on the scene first and when Opat made contact with Spiller, the man attempted to put Opat into a headlock.

Droge said Spiller allegedly damaged a Riley County police car, breaking a driver’s side mirror, before he was subdued by use of a taser gun and later arrested.

Opat was not injured.

It has not been determined whether Spiller was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

He was arrested for battery against a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. He was released from the Riley County Jail on $3,000 bond.

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