A Manchester, New Hampshire, man faces two counts of simple assault after police were called to his home on a report that he had intentionally harmed himself.
Joshua Uncles' mother says she was concerned for her son's safety after he repeatedly struck himself in the facial area. She contacted authorities, and upon arrival, Uncles became agitated and uncooperative while refusing to open the door of his Eastern Ave. apartment.
One of the officers convinced Uncles that medical assistance may be warranted, so he opened the door. Uncles allegedly lunged at the officer and struck him with a closed fist.
A brief struggle took place, before Uncles was placed into handcuffs. He allegedly kicked another officer, and continued his combative behavior.
Uncles has been charged with two counts of simple assault on a police officer, resisting arrest/detention, and contempt of court for a previous arrest in June 2014. He will be arraigned in the 9th Circuit Court of Manchester.