UPDATE: Man Accused of Hitting Officer with Car Misses Court Appearance
A Dexter man accused of hitting a police officer with a car was expected to make his first court appearance on Monday, but was too disruptive. 37-year-old Joseph Collins is charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. District Attorney Chris Almy says because of Collins’ behavior on Monday, jail staff decided against taking him to the court house. Dexter police chief James Emerson says that on Sunday officer Gary Morin was sent to investigate a report of a violation of a protective order.The two men were talking in a driveway when, police say, Collins got in a car and headed toward officer Morin.Police say Morin was hit by the car after he told Collins to stop and drew his weapon.Morin has a shoulder injury.Collins was eventually found and arrested.He’s being held on one thousand dollars bail.Jail staff tell TV5 Collins could go to court on Wednesday.