Second Squad detectives arrested a Queens man for an incident that occurred on Feb. 12, at 4:15 p.m. in Levittown.
According to detectives, Deshawn Webster, 24, entered P.C. Richard & Son, 2999 Hempstead Tpke., and presented a counterfeit New Jersey driver’s license to a sales associate in an attempt to make a purchase with an associated store account in the amount of $2,249. The employee then discovered the account had been involved with fraudulent activity earlier in the day with the same individual at a P.C. Richard & Son in Greenvale. The police were then contacted.
When the responding officer questioned Webster, he tried to flee the scene and a struggle ensued. The officer continued to instruct the defendant to stop resisting while attempting to place him in custody. At this time, the store manager helped assist the officer and the defendant was subdued and placed under arrest.
During the struggle, the officer suffered from a dislocated thumb, bite to his right hand and significant pain to his right shoulder and knee. The manager of P.C. Richard & Son also had substantial pain, suffering injuries to his left and right knees, rear of his neck and lower back area. The police officer and store manager were transported to a local hospital for their sustaining injuries.
While Webster was in custody, detectives did find the defendant to be in possession of a fraudulent bank card.
Webster is charged with third-degree assault, resisting arrest, third-degree unlawful possession of personal ID, fourth-degree attempted grand larceny and second-degree assault. He was arraigned at the First District Court in Hempstead on Feb. 13.
—Submitted by Nassau County Police Department