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Story last updated at 3:22 PM on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Police arrest man for assault on officer


Homer Police last week arrested a man for assault on a police officer after he allegedly kicked Officer Stacy Luck in the knee after Luck took him into custody for disorderly conduct.

Bruce C. Larson Jr., 52, faces charges of fourth-degree assault on a police officer, first-degree criminal trespass, resisting or interfering with arrest, first-degree harassment and disorderly conduct.

According to a criminal complaint, Luck and two other officers went to Cook Inlet Regional Inc. land in the Town Square area east of Main Street at about 4:25 p.m. June 17 when Larson reported that someone had pulled a gun on him. Larson led police to a campsite on CIRI land.

Two people there alleged Larson had come to their site, made a threatening gesture by reaching toward his hip pocket and saying, "Don't bring a knife to a gun fight." Larson left and did not show a firearm. The other people also didn't have a gun, Luck wrote.

Police searched for Larson to tell him to stay away from the other camps and found him near his own campsite yelling "Stand down, stand down, stand down."

Officer Ryan Browning told Larson he could not camp on CIRI land, but Larson claimed he had permission, Luck wrote. Police told Larson to quiet down, and when he refused, arrested him for disorderly conduct.

Police handcuffed Larson, and he then kicked Luck in the knee, the officer alleged. Police got Larson on the ground. Larson said he was going to "send Judge Murphy and Chief Robl to hell." While being put into a jail van, Larson allegedly spat in Luck's face. Larson showed signs of intoxication, Luck also alleged.