Teen who scuffled with police says he was drugged

Published: Sunday, April 16, 2017 @ 9:57 PM

Teen who scuffled with cops while naked says he was drugged

UPDATE @ 12:29 p.m. (April 17)

The man accused of assaulting a police officer allegedly told officer he believed someone had drugged him at a party, according to a Dayton police report.

The injured Dayton police officer was treated for a sprained wrist and cuts to an elbow, knee and shin. An officer was also struck in the face during a physical resistance in the police cruiser by the suspect, Mark H. O’Neal. 

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O’Neal is listed as 19 years old, according to jail and police records, but his father states O’Neal Jr. is age 20.

Officers had to tase the man to gain control of him, according to the report.

Officers did note in the police report that O’Neal was warm to the touch and appeared to be in a “manic” state, pacing and talking quickly.


A naked man is accused of assaulting a Dayton police officer early Sunday who was trying to subdue him.

Police reportedly spotted 19-year-old Mark H. O'Neal walking nude around 12:45 a.m. in the 800 block of South Gettysburg Avenue in Dayton. 

He was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of assault on a police officer, which is a felony, and for misdemeanor charges of public indecency, resisting arrest and obstructing official business, online jail records show. O'Neal is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.

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