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Once officers arrived to the apartment at the 6000 block of Louisiana Ave., they found Xavier Christmon, 21, naked and acting like he didn't know where he was at, according to the police records. Christmon, being physically and verbally combative, told police that he was on Xanax, Molly, Marijuana and Ecstasy.
The officer turned his Taser on Christmon when Christmon came at him in an aggressive manor. He continued to resist arrest and was Tasered again. The officer then dry stunned Christmon, (with the cartridge) who gave in and was cuffed.
According to the affidavit, Christmon told the officer as he was holding him down that he had taken bath salts and wanted to eat him, then attempted multiple times to bite him. He was transported to General Hospital without further incident.
Christmon has been transferred to the Davidson County Jail on two misdemeanor charges of assault of an officer and resisting arrest. He is being held on $10,000 bond.
Tuesday, February 12 2013, 06:46 AM CST
Tennessee recoups unemployment benefits
May 22, 2013 20:26 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State Labor Department officials say they have recouped about $15.3 million worth of fraudulently collected unemployment benefits by garnishing tax refunds and other federal payments to people who were not entitled to receive the assistance.
A scathing audit released earlier this year showed that the state overpaid $73 million in unemployment benefits. The overpayments were the result of both fraud and errors at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The audit was especially critical of the department's method for recouping fraudulent benefits.
Acting Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips said in a statement that the ability to reclaim fraudulently collected unemployment benefits is critical to the business community. He said the department is focused on developing strategies to prevent people from wrongfully collecting the assistance.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.