Macon man charged with assault on officer

Derrick White, 29, of Macon, Mo.

A Macon man is behind bars following the report of an assault.

Around 3 a. m. Sunday, officers with the Macon Police Department responded to a residence in the 100 block of North Wentz Street. Officers made contact with several people inside the residence. It was determined that the primary aggressor in the alleged assault was a 29-year-old black male of Macon.

Officers attempted to speak with the suspect, Derrick White, 29, of Macon, outside of the residence. They said he refused to cooperate and became combative.

After a short physical confrontation where White allegedly struck an officer, he tried to take the equipment from the officer's duty belt and also spit on officers. He was taken into custody.

White was transported to the Macon County Jail and placed on 24-hour hold pending the filing of formal charges.

Formal charges were later filed against White for felony domestic assault, felony assault on law enforcement officer, misdemeanor resisting arrest and misdemeanor failure to obey.

White remains in custody on $45,000 cash only bond.