A 17-year-old Sheboygan man was charged Thursday after police say he threw a cell phone at an officer’s head.
Police say the incident began after Jonathan S. Boutillier, of 1126 N. 11th St., was found passed out and curled in the fetal position in front of a Sheboygan apartment complex around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. According to a criminal complaint: Officers, who said the teen’s breath smelled like alcohol, arrested Boutillier for underage consumption — but he refused to be handcuffed. Police ultimately tackled him to the ground, where Boutillier refused to roll on his stomach. An officer kneed him several times in the back. Once at the hospital, Boutillier pulled out his cell phone and attempted to dial. He was told to surrender the phone but refused to do so, struggling with an officer who tried to grab it.
Boutillier eventually threw part of the phone at the officer’s head. When the officer pushed the uncooperative teen onto his back on the gurney, Boutillier kneed the officer in the head. Boutillier is charged with felony battery of a peace officer and could face up to three years in prison, if convicted.