Longview man allegedly punches a police officer

LONGVIEW - A Longview man is in jail tonight after being suspected of multiple assaults.

Longview police say Friday night during a party, the man allegedly pulled a knife on a group of people and punched an officer in the face.

Dayton Reed Mize, 18, is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a police officer.

Longview Police say Friday night they were called to a home in the 2000 block of Tryon road.

When they arrived, people told them Mize had pulled a knife on them.

Police say Mize left the home and fell on his knife causing a cut. Police tried to provide treatment but Mize ran away from them.

When an officer caught up with Mize, police say he punched the officer in the face. The officer has no injuries.

Mize is currently in the Gregg County Jail where he has four bonds totaling $100,000. 

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