A man accused of knocking a Tacoma police sergeant unconscious will have a hearing this month to determine whether he is competent to stand trial.
Alfred Nemiah Harris, 45, is charged with second-degree assault, obstructing police, and making a false or misleading statement to a public servant.
Court Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered him held without bail, pending the hearing, set for July 16.
Officers approached Harris on July 1 near Puyallup Avenue East and East M Street after getting a report of “a suspicious person and unwanted guest,” according to charging papers.
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Harris allegedly gave them an alias, and when asked about his real name got upset and spoke louder, not making sense.
As officers trial to calm Harris, he hit the sergeant in the head, knocking him to the ground, where he hit his head and was briefly unconscious, according to court records.
Prosecutors say Harris fled, and an officer chased him and fired a stungun, which missed. Harris allegedly charged at that officer, then turned and ran away again, before another officer used a stungun to stop him.
The sergeant appeared to have a concussion and short-term memory loss, according to charging papers.
Harris has previously been designated a dangerous, mentally ill offender, court records state.