Man charged with 9 counts of assaulting police officers

Dec 3, 2019

A Plymouth man is facing multiple charges, including nine counts of assault and battery on a police officer, following a disturbance in the emergency room at Tobey Hospital.

At 4:52 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, police responded to the hospital, where they found Paul Hachey, 41, being “unruly” and threatening staff members, police say. Officers eventually subdued and arrested Hachey although he was resisting, and kicked one officer twice.

At the police station, Hachey allegedly continued to be combative, by spitting, punching an officer in the face with a closed fist, kicking an officer, and attempting to rip equipment from the officer’s uniform. Eventually, the officer resorted to using pepper spray in an attempt to subdue Hachey.

At 10:30 a.m., two officers were tasked with bringing Hachey to court. He allegedly informed them that he would not be going anywhere, and challenged them to a fight, standing in a fighting stance with fists raised.

One officer tased Hachey, but he ripped the wire out of his chest and tried to wrestle the Taser from the officer’s hands. Two more officers assisted and eventually subdued Hachey, although Hachey punched and kicked one officer several times in the process.

Police say that Hachey continued to struggle while being put in a police car, kicking an officer in the process. During that scuffle, he received minor injuries and was treated and released from Tobey Hospital before being brought to Wareham District Court.

Hachey was charged with is charged with disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, threat to commit a crime, and nine counts of assault and battery on a police officer.

None of the officers’ injuries were serious enough to warrant medical attention.