Midland Man Arrested for Assaulting a Peace Officer

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Striking an officer in the face landed a Midland man behind bars.

Police say 56-year-old Buford Chesney tried to run away from them Sunday night.

Officers were responding to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Windridge Circle.

They say Chesney tried to get away.

An officer caught up with him and grabbed Chesney's arm.

That's when the man turned around and punched the officer in the face.

Chesney is being held on a $50,000 bond.

He was booked on a felony charge of assaulting a peace officer.