Beaumont Man Arrested for Assault on Public Servant- 2 Officers Injured- 4 Exposed to Suspect’s Bodily Fluids

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Beaumont Man Arrested for Assault on Public Servant- 2 Officers Injured- 4 Exposed to Suspect’s Bodily Fluids

On Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 12:03 p.m., Beaumont Police responded to 2675 S. 4th (Shop N Save) in reference to a disturbance in which the suspect was believed to be intoxicated on PCP. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect, Joseph Raymond Murphy, a 40 year old Beaumont man, entered the store and began shattering bottles. He then went outside, walked through traffic, removing his clothes and used his hand to shatter the windshield of a vehicle. Officers arrived in the area of 4th and Roberts and attempted to take Murphy into custody. Murphy, charged one Officer and struck him multiple times, transferring a large amount of  blood onto the Officer’s face and neck. Murphy also spit saliva on the Officers during the altercation. Murphy was eventually taken into custody by 4 Officers, all of whom were exposed to Murphy’s blood/saliva. Two of the Officers sustained minor injuries in addition to the exposure. Murphy was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injury and intoxication prior to being transported to the Jefferson County Jail. Murphy was charged with Assault on a Public Servant, Harassment of a Public Servant, and Resisting Transport. All Officers involved are being treated for their injuries/exposure.

 

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About the Author:

Officer Haley Morrow has been with the Beaumont Police Department for 4 years. Officer Morrow served on Patrol prior to being assigned to the Police Community Relations Unit in July of 2016. Officer Morrow comes from a family of Beaumont Police Officers, to include her Father, Brother, and Husband. Her sister is also employed with the City of Beaumont as a 911 dispatcher.