A Cosmopolis man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly cutting down his neighbor’s tree, then cutting it up on his property. Cosmopolis Police Chief Casey Stratton tells us a woman called from the 500 block of I street around 4 P.M. Saturday afternoon to report that there were two men in her yard cutting trees down. Officer Matt Nelson arrived and found a tree fallen over the creek that separates the woman’s property from the suspect’s. The woman showed Nelson a picture of two men cutting down a twenty foot tree in her yard. Nelson walked to the other property and found two men still cutting the tree into smaller pieces.
Stratton said Nelson began to interview 28 year old Jacob Ackley about the tree, but Ackley would not cooperate or answer questions. Nelson warned the man eight times to cooperate before he started to place Ackley under arrest for obstruction, Ackley resisted. That was when Officer Nelson used his conducted electrical weapon (taser) on Ackley (twice). Ackley was placed under arrest after that, booked on charges of Obstructing an Investigation and Resisting Arrest. Charges were also forwarded to the prosecutor’s office for trespassing and theft of the wood.
Stratton said alcohol may have been involved.