Sterling man tased and arrested for scuffle with police

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A Sterling, Illinois man who was allegedly armed with a knife and stealing a car ended up getting tased by police. 

A woman called police reporting Joshua Green, 26, was intoxicated, armed with a knife and trying to take her vehicle just before 5 a.m. Friday, September 7, 2012.  Police said they arrived to find Green and two women involved in a domestic disturbance inside a home in the 200 block of 13th Avenue.

Police said Green “tried to aggressively approach one female,” and a Sterling officer stepped between Green and the woman.  Then Green and the officer struggled.

During the struggle, Green allegedly hit the officer twice and pushed the officer to the ground. 

Police said Green resisted officer even after being warned, so “he was brought under control by use of the Taser.”

Green reportedly hit his head when he fell to the floor after he was tased.

The officer involved in the struggle had minor injuries to his eye and leg.  He did not seek medical attention.

Green was treated and released from an area hospital.  He was allegedly uncooperative with medical staff and police at the hospital.

Green was charged with aggravated battery on a police officer and obstructing/resisting a peace officer.

Green was held in the Whiteside County Jail  in lieu of $100,000 bond.  He was appointed a public defender and scheduled to appear in court next on September 13.