Bettendorf man charged with assaulting officer, gets tased after grabbing for taser

A Bettendorf man was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer Tuesday.

According to an affidavit, William Thomas Glynn called 911 asking for an officer but would not give a reason. Officers attempted to call Glynn, but he hung up on them.

Upon arrival at the 2100 block of Mississippi Blvd., a neighbor advised the officers that Glynn was intoxicated and his pastor was at the house. When an officer approached Glynn and the pastor on the front porch and offered a ride to alcohol treatment, Glynn bragged about how many loaded guns he had.

According to the officers, Glynn then went into his residence and retrieved a loaded pistol from between couch cushions. Glynn unloaded it and handed it to the pastor and then an officer after being advised to put the gun down.

After a conversation about alcohol treatment, officers reported that Glynn became agitated about losing his guns and walked back toward the gun that the officer had placed on a stereo speaker across the room.

After an officer blocked Glynn's movement, he grabbed at the officer's taser and uniform. A second officer tased Glynn, fearing an assault was imminent, and he was taken into custody.


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