Lufkin Police Officer Injured During Scuffle at E.R. Parking Lot
According to a report from the Lufkin Police Department, at 7:29 this morning (Wednesday), officers were called to CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Lufkin for a verbal disturbance involving a combative man who was refusing treatment.
Officers Randy Stallard and Buddy Cross arrived to find Adam Funston, 19, in the emergency room parking lot. The officers tried speaking with him but he refused to cooperate. After roughly 20 minutes, they attempted to detain him and he resisted.
In the scuffle, Funston pushed off of the officers and hospital security. He then fell onto Stallard, causing Stallard to fall backwards and hit his head on the parking lot. Stallard lost consciousness for a short period and was taken into the hospital for treatment.
He is being evaluated for a concussion, but is alert, talking and in good spirits.
Funston was Tased and taken into custody on charges of resisting arrest and assault of a public servant.