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Clearfield man smears dog feces on police officer

Posted at 3:09 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 17:29:14-05

CLEARFIELD, Utah — A Clearfield man smeared feces on a police officer during a disturbance at an apartment complex Monday.

Police say a woman claimed Nathaniel Dodd would not let her into an apartment.

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When police responded, Dodd began "yelling, screaming, and shouting profanities" at the officer and the woman, according to the arrest report. During the encounter, Dodd bent down and picked up dog feces with a paper towel.

After Dodd became even more agitated, the officer requested he calm down and stop. When he refused to stop yelling, the officer attempted to escort Dodd out of the room.

While being led from the room, Dodd struck the officer in the chest and smeared the dog feces on the officer's vest. Other officers were able to put handcuffs on Dodd and take him into custody.

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The relationship between Dodd and the woman, and why he refused to let her into the apartment, is unknown.

Dodd was charged with assault on a peace officer and interference with an arrested officer.