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Man in custody after assaulting State Trooper with golf club

Posted at 9:08 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 14:31:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A man is behind bars after assaulting a Virginia State Trooper with a golf club during a traffic stop.

Around 5:30 p.m., a Virginia State Police trooper saw a Hyundai Accent stopped in the westbound lane of Laburnum Avenue, just west of Saunders Avenue.

A man, later identified as 65-year-old Stanley Archer, was standing outside of the vehicle and appeared distraught. 

As the trooper approached him to offer assistance, the man grabbed a golf club from his car and swung at the trooper, hitting him in the arm.

With the assistance of another state trooper and Richmond Police, Archer was taken into custody without further incident.

The trooper and suspect were checked at the scene by EMS.

Archer was charged with one count felony assault on law enforcement, and one count felony malicious wounding.