When police attempted to arrest a 25-year-old Dorchester man found operating a vehicle that had been reported stolen, he allegedly began “punching and gouging officers in the face” Tuesday night, Boston police said.
Malik Johnson-Mignott was ultimately charged with receiving a stolen motor vehicle, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.
Officers went up to the vehicle near 17 Kenberma Road, Dorchester, around 10:39 p.m. after they confirmed it had been reported stolen out of Malden.
When police spoke with Johnson-Mignott, he allegedly told them he didn’t know who owned the vehicle. He then tried to get out of the driver’s side, and that’s when officers went to place him under arrest.
“The male immediately became combative and violently resisted officers attempts to place the suspect in handcuffs,” police said. “Following a lengthy, violent struggle which consisted of the suspect punching and gouging officers in the face, the suspect was taken into custody.”