NJ man arrested for assaulting, trying to disarm Cullman deputy

Moshe Issakov (Cullman County Sheriff’s Office)

HOLLY POND, Ala. – Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies on Wednesday arrested Moshe Issakov, 27, of Lakewood, New Jersey after he allegedly attacked a deputy, tried to disarm him and bit him several times.

Issakov is charged with second-degree assault (assault on a law enforcement officer), attempting to disarm a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and third-degree criminal trespassing.

According to the CCSO, deputies were called to a location in Holly Pond due to a civil disturbance. Deputies arrived to find the suspect, Issakov, would not leave the premises. He became enraged when asked to leave by CCSO deputies.

The CCSO said Issakov then attacked a deputy and tried to disarm him by taking his weapon and bit the deputy several times.  It said Issakov continued to resist deputies and was placed under arrest and transported to the Cullman County Detention Center.

“First of all, I am glad that the deputy is safe and only has minor injuries and nothing serious,” said Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry. “During this time when law enforcement officers are coming under attack all over the nation, I will work with the Cullman County District Attorney’s Office to make sure this suspect, who is not even from Alabama, is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I know District Attorney (Wilson) Blaylock feels the same way as I do and we do not appreciate people coming to Cullman County to attack our deputies.”

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

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