Man who assaulted Florence police officer identified

Man who assaulted Florence police officer identified

FLORENCE, MS (Mississippi News Now) - New details have been released on the man accused of assault on a police officer in Florence Wednesday night.

The female officer pulled over 31-year-old Michael Wilson, II on Highway 49 for a traffic violation. Two women were also in the car with him.

Police tell us Wilson resisted arrest, then hit the officer, knocking her to the ground and ran off on foot.

A K-9 found him and bit him. Wilson was admitted to UMC.

Upon release he'll face multiple charges including assault on a police officer and switching tags on a car.

A woman in the car told police that Wilson had been wearing an ankle bracelt but cut it off. Florence authorities have not yet confirmed that.

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