Police ID Richmond man accused of assaulting VSP trooper with golf club

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Richmond man is in custody after striking a Virginia State Trooper with a golf club during a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Troopers observed a Hyundai Accent stopped in the westbound travel lane of Laburnum Avenue, just west of Saunders Avenue, a little after 5:30 p.m. According to police, a “male subject was standing outside of the vehicle and appeared to be distraught.”

A trooper tried to approach the man — who has been identified as 65-year-old Stanley Archer of Richmond — he allegedly grabbed a golf club from his vehicle and swing at the trooper, striking him in the arm.

Another state trooper, with assistance from Richmond Police, was able to subdue the subject and place him under arrest.

Both the trooper and male subject were evaluated at the scene by EMS.

Archer was taken to Richmond City Jail and is being charged with one count of felony assault on a law enforcement officer and one count of felony malicious wounding.

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