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Man tells deputies ‘try to arrest a guy with no pants’

CANISTOTA, S.D. -- A man was arrested for allegedly assaulting police after taking off his pants as a means of defense. Robert Becker, 55, of Canistota, was charged with assaulting law enforcement after two McCook County sheriff's deputies respon...

CANISTOTA, S.D. - A man was arrested for allegedly assaulting police after taking off his pants as a means of defense.

Robert Becker, 55, of Canistota, was charged with assaulting law enforcement after two McCook County sheriff's deputies responded to a "911 hang up" call on Jan. 22 at a house on Pine Street in Canistota, court documents state.

A woman at the residence said Becker was "threatening to kill her" and was throwing objects at her. When the deputies approached Becker, he allegedly ran upstairs, took off his pants and underwear and told them to "try to arrest a guy with no pants."

Becker allegedly threatened the woman and the officers, and then he punched one of the deputies in the head, according to court documents. He was arrested and carried down the stairs because he refused to walk, court documents state.

Becker was charged with simple assault against a law enforcement officer, a class 6 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine; and simple assault and resisting arrest, class 1 misdemeanors, punishable upon conviction by up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine.

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