PD: Man who has been arrested 63 times assaults three officers

Posted at 3:09 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-18 17:09:45-04

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    Charlotte, NC (WLOS) — A man who has already been arrested 63 times in Mecklenburg County and who was wearing an ankle monitor assaulted three police officers Tuesday night, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officials said.

According to CMPD, Romell Donkiese Kamal Mackey, 23, resisted arrest during a larceny call on South Boulevard and attacked an officer. That officer suffered bruises, lacerations and a possible head injury.

A good Samaritan helped the CMPD officer subdue Mackey, and he was arrested. But on the way to jail, Mackey tried to escape and assaulted two more officers, authorities said.

The officer in the initial attack was taken to Atrium Health and was released.

Mackey was charged with:

Assault with a deadly weapon on a government official
Assault on a law enforcement officer
Unlawful concealment (shoplifting)
Damage to property
Two counts of resist/obstruct/delay a law enforcement officer
Malicious conduct by a prisoner
Two counts of damage to property
Two counts of communicating threats
Mackey’s previous charges include:

First-degree burglary
First-degree trespassing
Auto theft
Armed robbery
Possession of stolen goods
Possession of marijuana and resisting arrest
Police said Mackey attacked and robbed an ice cream man last year on Archdale Drive.

Investigators said Mackey punched the victim in the face while another man held a gun to his head.

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