Police Officer Injured In An Altercation With a Domestic Violence and Resisting Arrest Suspect

Manchester police patchJames Richard Gault, 56, of Manchester was arrested Sunday on charges of domestic violence and resisting arrest. When officers attempted to arrest Gault he became combative with them, injuring a Manchester officer. The officer was transported to the hospital.
According to warrants obtained by Deputy Cody Lendley, officers responded to a disturbance at the Motel 6 in Manchester.
According to the warrant, a female in the room told the officers that she and Gault had a verbal altercation that had turned physical. She alleged that Gault broke the phone in the room during the altercation.
Gault was booked into the Coffee County Jail under a $7,500 bond.