Ocean View Man Charged after Assaulting a Police Officer

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An Ocean View man has been arrested for assaulting a police officer and other offenses.  Police were called to Fox’s Pizza in Millville for a theft of a bicycle in progress.  An Ocean View officer spotted the subject, 34 year old Christopher Thompson and tried to make contact with him.  The officer told Thompson to wait for State Police to arrive – and Thompson began to walk away.  When the Ocean View officer tried to arrest him, Thompson resisted and struck and kicked the officer.  With help from a bystander Thompson was taken into custody – and was taken to Troop 4 where he was found under the influence.  Thompson is charged with 2nd degree assault of a law enforcement officer and other offenses and taken to SCI in default of a cash only bond.