State police also said that before the attack, Robert Clinton Brooks used racial statements directed toward the officer.
Troopers were dispatched at 7:35 p.m. Monday to the residence off of McKenzie Road in Guilford Township for a report of a domestic disturbance.
Officers arrived and found Brooks inside the residence, and while speaking to those involved, they learned there was a verbal argument before they arrived.
Brooks then became irate and verbally combative, and began screaming “vulgar, ethnic, and racist statements” toward an African American trooper, state police said. Brooks is described in the police report as white.
Some of the statements police said Brooks used include “Get this (expletive) out of my house” and “I’m going to kill this (expletive) cop." He said "I'm not staying here with this n*****. I'm leaving," the report shows.
Troopers tried to calm Brooks down, but Brooks “explosively shoulder struck” the trooper in the face, police said. Brooks then repeatedly punched the trooper in the rib area, which briefly incapacitated the officer, and the pair then fell to the ground.
A physical struggle ensued between troopers and Brooks, during which troopers had to use physical strikes and a Taser in order to take Brooks into custody, police said.
Minor injuries were reported as a result of the scuffle.
Brooks, 49, of Chambersburg, is charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and ethnic intimidation.
A court docket indicates Brooks was arraigned on his charges Tuesday morning, and was remanded to the Franklin County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 5.