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Assault on Amarillo police officer

Amarillo, TX - One man is arrested after allegedly assaulting an officer.

An Amarillo police officer was called out to I-40 and Crockett where suspect Kevin Jon Small was found walking near the median towards oncoming traffic.

When the officer offered a ride, Small refused and started to walk backwards toward traffic.

When the officer went in for an arrest the suspect responded by kicking and punching.

Before backup arrived, two to three citizens stopped and assisted the officer.

Small has been booked into the Potter County Jail.

The officer did not need any medical treatment.
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