Suspect Charged With Head-Butting Police Officer


A man is charged with head-butting a Dover Police officer.
According to Dover Police, officers responded to the Magic 7 convenience store on New Street for a shoplifting complaint.
A possible suspect was seen on South Governors Avenue.
Police say the man did not provide any information and that 42-year-old Earl Ruff of Smyrna resisted arrest.
At one point, an officer was head-butted.
Ruff eventually was arrested.
He is charged with resisting arrest with force, offensive touching of a law enforcement officer and hindering prosecution.
Police also say he made concerning statements while in custody, and was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.