Geneseo man bites city worker

Margi Washburn

During preliminary hearings on March 7 in Cambridge, Michael A. Broxterman, 53, of Geneseo appeared with his lawyer James Cosby on four charges of aggravated battery in a public place, two charges of aggravated battery/employee of the government, two charges of aggravated battery/first-aid personnel, all Class 3 felonies, and one charge of resisting a peace officer, a Class A misdemeanor.

Geneseo police officer Darren Jaros testified that on Feb. 28 he was dispatched to the 300 block of South State St. in Geneseo on a report of a man on the ground.

Upon arrival Jaros saw an ambulance attempting to give aid to Broxterman. A street department employee claimed Broxterman bit him when he tried to help, and he showed a laceration to his pinky finger that was bleeding.

Jaros said that Broxterman was uncooperative with the ambulance crew, and he pulled a female EMT toward him and tried to bite her.

When he wouldn’t release the EMT, Jaros had to taser him.

Under cross-examination Jaros said that Broxterman did not appear to be having a seizure and he would not obey orders until he was tasered.

Probable cause was found that felonies were committed. A pretrial conference was set for March 24.