33-year-old Robert Spivey was charged with aggravated assault on an officer, resisting arrest, and vandalism after he damaged a coin return machine at Chester’s Truck Stop while acting erratic and bit a police officer during detainment.
On August 13th, police responded to Robert Spivey vandalizing Chester’s Truckstop located at 3084 South Third Street. When the officers arrived, they spoke to the clerk, Mohammad Al-Adhel, who said that Spivey came inside and began damaging a coin return machine.
The officers located Spivey but described him as acting erratic and extremely paranoid which caused them to fear for his safety. His family members that were present on the scene described this as not normal behavior from him. They believed that he may have taken some drugs to cause this particular behavior. As they were attempting to place him into custody, Spivey bit Officer Murphy on his forearm causing swelling and bleeding. Both Officer Murphy and Spivey were taken to Regional One hospital for follow-up treatment after the Memphis Fire Department treated them on scene.
Robert Spivey was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on an officer, resisting official detention, and vandalism. His bond was set at $5,000.