Report: St. Paul, VA man exposes himself, head-butts officer


A Wise County, Virginia man has been convicted of head-butting a police officer by a jury in Russell County.

Commonwealth's Attorney Brian Patton said Robert Allen Tackett, 48, was charged with assault and battery of a law enforcement officer, indecent exposure and drunk in public.

Russell County deputies were called to a home where Tackett was exposing himself. He was being taken to the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail for booking when he head-butted one of the officers inside the patrol car, Patton's report said.

A jury recommended a jail sentence of four years for Tackett following their verdict earlier this week. He will be sentenced on May 2.

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