According to Eunice Police reports, a call came in at 8:30 a.m. from a relative saying that Mark Darby was “destroying her residence” in the 700 block of Nimitz Street.
Police said the resident told them Darby was banging on the door and trying to pull it open.
The resident reported to officers that she told Darby to leave.
After banging on the door a little more, he went across the street to another residence and began beating on the door of the second home, allegedly shattering a window with his fist, police reported.
Darby then observed a man walking along Nimitz Street. Police allege Darby picked up a large tree branch and attacked the man, striking him in the forearm with the branch as the man attempted to shield his face.
Darby then allegedly charged the responding officer, who sprayed Darby in the face with pepper spray to subdue him before taking him into custody.
Darby, 59, of 330 Cotton Ave., was charged with disturbing the peace, simple criminal damage to property, two counts of criminal trespass, resisting an officer and aggravated battery.
On Saturday, Oct. 1, police responded to reports of a driver threatening people with a very large knife.
Arriving on the scene, police allege Darby brandished a knife at officers, stuck his tongue out, and fled.
He was later cornered on Nimitz Street and tasered after refusing to heed police orders to surrender.
A family member notified police that Darby was suffering from mental and other medical issues, and Darby was released by summons to seek medical attention, police said.