Arkansas Man Says He Planned Botched Attack on Police Officer at His Home

August 2, 2018 Updated: August 2, 2018

An Arkansas man admitted he planned a botched attack on a police officer at the officer’s house.

Cody Ramsey, 22, told police officers that he planned to attack Beebe Police Department officer Andrew Napolitano when he parked outside Napolitano’s home on July 18.

The officer left his residence with his two children preparing to head into work when he noticed Ramsey sitting inside a parked pickup truck next to his police vehicle.

Officer Napolitano asked Ramsey if he was waiting for someone, to which Ramsey replied no. The officer then informed Ramsey he was parked on private property and asked him to leave.

That’s when, according to the department, Ramsey whipped out a semi-automatic handgun and pointed it at the officer’s face. Before he could do anything, though, the officer pulled out his gun and ordered Ramsey to drop the weapon, which Ramsey did.

The officer ordered Ramsey out of the vehicle, but upon exiting the truck Ramsey attacked Napolitano. Ramsey hit Napolitano in the face multiple times before a witness rushed over to assist the officer.

Ramsey was eventually subdued and arrested by backup officers responding to the scene.

Ramsey was charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of Battery in the second degree on a law enforcement officer, and one count of carrying a weapon.

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