Man charged with assaulting police at AHS
An 18-year-old man appeared Tuesday in court after allegedly punching a police liaison officer four days earlier at Austin high school.
Nathaniel Alan Meyer, of Austin, is charged in Mower District Court with single counts of gross-misdemeanor fourth-degree assault of a police officer and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
Judge Fred Wellmann allowed Meyer to be released with conditions, court documents show.
According to the criminal complaint, Austin police officer Kevin Sederquest, the liaison for Austin High, saw Meyer about 1 p.m. Feb. 12 walking in a hallway with his girlfriend at the school. Sederquest had been informed previously that Meyer disobeyed school policy and, if found, should be escorted off school property.
The officer told Meyer to get off the property and for his girlfriend to go back to class.
Meyer allegedly became disruptive, yelled profanities at the officer and slammed a door to the school's administration office.
When Sederquest directed Meyer to his office, Meyer eventually hit Sederquest on the chin, the complaint says.
Meyer then was arrested and handcuffed but kept yelling profanities at Sederquest before another officer arrived to help take him to jail, the complaint says.
Meyer, 301 S. Main St., Unit B, returns to court Feb. 25.