Seymour man arrested after threats to officers

Tanner Payton
Tanner Payton

A Seymour police officer is suffering from a bruised leg after a scuffle with a disorderly person earlier this week.

The police department reports that officers were called to a fight on Mutton Creek Drive Tuesday. 21-year old Tanner Payton was allegedly intoxicated and angry, shouting obscenities and insults at officers. Police say he threatened to kill an officer, the officer’s wife and children.

Payton, who was much larger than officers on the scene, allegedly refused officers’ orders and had to be wrestled to the ground and then carried to a police car, where he kicked one officer and spat on another.

Payton is facing preliminary charges of Intimidation on a law officer, disorderly conduct, battery on a law officer, and battery by bodily waste.