Police: 2 charged with resisting arrest after Bayonne bar fight, woman bites officer


Two were charged with resisting arrest after a Bayonne bar fight early Sunday morning, with both attempting to avoid being handcuffed and the woman biting an officer – leading to her being pepper sprayed, police said.

Room 990 Bar & Lounge in Bayonne. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Damian M. Boyd, 40, of Jersey City, was charged with resisting arrest and hindering apprehension, while Crystal M. Tyre, 35, also of Jersey City, was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct, and making terroristic threats, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

Boyd and Tyre were taken into custody at about 2:12 a.m. from the area of 47th Street and Broadway. Officers responded to the Room 990 Bar & Lounge, located at 990 Broadway, on a report of a fight.

As officers arrived, they observed a large crowd exiting the establishment and shouting at each other. As the officers attempted to disperse the crowd, they ignored the officer’s commands and continued behaving in a disorderly manner.

The group ultimately began walking south on Broadway, but stopped and continued to shout obscenities at the officer. The group was advised again to disperse and slowly began to comply.

At this time, Tyre and Boyd entered the rear passenger compartment of their vehicle, only to re-emerge and continue their disorderly behavior and re-engage the officers on scene after being advised not to.

Officers then attempted to place Tyre under arrest but she retreated back into the vehicle. As the officers attempted to remove her from the vehicle to arrest her, Boyd interfered by aggressively pushing past the officers to prevent them from takin custody of Tyre.

He was ultimately taken to the ground where he resisted arrest by laying on his hands in an attempt to prevent being handcuffed. Once placed into handcuffs, he was lifted off of the ground and the officers began escorting him their vehicle.

While being escorted, Boyd pulled away from the officers several times but was able to be controlled by the officers before placing him in the marked police vehicle for transport.

As Boyd was being placed under arrest, other officers were still attempting to place Tyre into custody as she continued to resist arrest by refusing to exit the vehicle. While doing so, she laid across the seat and kicked an officer in the leg.

As the officer attempted to gain control of her legs, Tyre bit the officer and grabbed his upper body to push him away.

A short burst of pepper spray was then deployed in an effort to stop Tyre’s violent behavior. She was then removed from the vehicle and taken into custody without further incident, authorities said.

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