Police say man put up fight after traffic stop Thursday

MT. PLEASANT — A Mt. Pleasant man resisted arrest and assaulted several police officers following a traffic stop on Thursday afternoon, according to police reports.

Kevin Fleming, 28, was stopped at Casey’s General Store on Washington Street by Mt. Pleasant police for operating a vehicle without license plates. Fleming was known to not have a valid license, according to a news release from the police department.

According to the police report:

After being stopped, Fleming left his vehicle and attempted to walk away from the scene, refusing to comply with officers’ commands to return to the car. Fleming began to resist and assault officers. Additional officers arrived to help restrain Fleming.

After being secured in the back of a police cruiser, Fleming successfully broke out of leg restraints at which time officers requested a transport van. Fleming was placed and secured in the back of the van after approximately 45 minutes of fighting and resisting.

Fleming was charged with no driver’s license, failure to provide insurance, two accounts of assault on police officers and interference with official acts with injuries.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department was assisted by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, the Henry County Jail, Iowa State Patrol, Breuer’s Towing and people on scene.