A West Union police officer is recovering after being assaulted early Sunday morning.
Sgt. Jason Daniels pulled over a truck with expired tags and tried to arrest the driver, Phillip Evans, 21, when Evans was uncooperative, police said.
As Daniels tried to use a Taser gun on Evans, police said another man, Timothy Pritchett, 24, appeared behind Daniels. Cruiser cam video shows Pritchett grabbing Daniels by the neck and pulling him to the ground.
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On the video, Evans walks over and kicks Daniels several times, one kick sending Daniels’ hat flying out of the frame.
The video shows Pritchett telling Evans to stop eventually, and a couple comes over and tells the men to back off. Daniels regains his feet and holds both men at gunpoint.
Both men are charged with felonious assault.