Indiana man with hepatitis C accused of spitting blood in officer's face during arrest

Anthony James Hopkins allegedly told cop he hoped he would develop hepatitis C “and give it to your wife and kids.”
By Evan Bleier  |  April 22, 2014 at 8:41 AM
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NEW CASTLE , Ind., April 22 (UPI) -- An Indiana man has been accused of spitting blood into the face of a police officer and saying “You know I have hep C” while he was being arrested.

During his arrest for domestic battery Anthony James Hopkins allegedly told the New Castle officer, “I hope you die.” The 27-year-old also reportedly told the officer he wanted him to develop hepatitis C “and give it to your wife and kids.”

After receiving reports of a domestic disturbance at a home, police discovered a 25-year-old woman who said Hopkins had hit her in the face several times and told police, “He’s going to kill me.” Officers described her as “frightened and distraught.”

Police located Hopkins hiding in the basement of the home and eventually were able to arrest him with the assistance of a police dog. That’s when the alleged spitting occurred.

Hopkins was charged with battery by body waste, intimidation, domestic battery and resisting law enforcement.

While he was being taken to Henry County jail, Hopkins reportedly told the officer, “Once I get out of here, I’m going to kill you and your family.”

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