HYANNIS – Barnstable Police officers found themselves involved in two separate dramatic foot chases early yesterday morning – Tuesday, 11/29/16.
The suspect in the first pursuit allegedly became combative, headbutting a police lieutenant and spitting at officers…
At about 12:19AM, Tuesday morning, Barnstable patrol officers responded to the Brittish Beer Company for a report of an unruly patron creating a disturbance.
Officers were in the process of investigating a “simple assault and battery” which had not occurred in their presence, when the suspect reportedly became uncooperative and would not stop for officers.
Officers were not going to arrest the man at that point, but did need to identify him and gather his information so he could be summonsed into court.
Officers began to follow the suspect who was reportedly in the process of walking away and defiantly not stopping.
As you will hear in the following audio, officers attempted to stop the suspect in the area of the Hyannis Youth and Community Center when things suddenly escalated into a foot chase.
Officers chased the suspect toward the neighborhood to the rear of the elementary school on Bearses Way.
According to police sources, as officers were closing in, the suspect emerged from a wooded area and took a fighting stance toward officers. The suspect was taken to the ground and placed in handcuffs after what was described as a “brawl” with officers.
While in handcuffs, and getting up from the ground, the suspect reportedly intentionally headbutted a Barnstable Police Lieutenant in the face. The lieutenant suffered a swollen eye, but otherwise was not seriously injured and was able to continue working.
The suspect also reportedly spit in an officer’s face during the booking process, as he continued to be uncooperative and combative with police personnel.
Imuru Barbel, age 27, from East Falmouth would not have needed to be arrested had he simply cooperated with officers in providing information for a simple assault and battery investigation in which his information would be necessary for a court summons.
Instead, Barbel racked up a litany of serious criminal charges, including 2 separate counts of Assault & Battery on a Police Officer, Assault & Battery, Disorderly Person, and Resisting/Obstructing Arrest…
Barbel was also held in protective custody for being intoxicated.
The following police audio highlights the scene… [Press play]
Second dramatic foot chase… [INTENSE AUDIO!]
In the second dramatic Barnstable Police foot pursuit audio, at about 12:32AM, Tuesday morning, officers were called to an address on Route 132 for what initially was described as a larceny of a motor vehicle…
… it turned out to be much more than that.
First officers on scene quickly learned they were also dealing with a domestic disturbance where a mother and her baby were viciously pushed into a wall.
The suspect had already fled the area before police arrived.
But as you will hear in the following police audio, the investigation was far from over. At about 2:21AM, a patrolman went to check on the victim and give her domestic violence prevention paperwork. As the patrolman arrived at the address, he encountered the suspect standing in the living room.
The chase was on!
And as you will hear in the following video, officers did a remarkable job running after the suspect while communicating with one another over the radio.
It was because of clear descriptive radio communication police were able to run down the suspect and place him in custody.
Christopher D. Roundtree, age 27, of Hyannis, was arrested and charged with TWO counts of Assault & Battery by Dangerous Weapon (to wit wall), Assault & Battery on an Intimate Partner, A&B on Family or Household Member, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Resisting/Obstructing Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct.
© 2016 Robert Bastille, HyannisNews.com
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