POCATELLO — A 22-year-old Pocatello resident has been charged with a felony for allegedly kicking a police officer.
Coaltan L. Gray has been charged with battery on a correctional officer, according to Bannock County Magistrate Court records. A hearing that will determine if there is enough evidence to take the case to trial has been set for Sept. 19.
The incident began when Pocatello police responded to a Best Western for a report of a physical disturbance between guests.
Police say they took Gray, who was highly intoxicated, into protective custody at that time.
While they were transporting him, Gray started hitting his head and flailing around, police said.
Officers pulled over to see if they could get him to calm down. At that point, he allegedly started kicking toward the officers, and struck one of them, causing minor injuries, police said.