Man accused of using prosthetic arm to attack officer

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

FENTON, Mo. (AP) _ A 28-year-old man is facing charges for allegedly attacking a St. Louis County police officer with his prosthetic arm.

Police say Joshua Stockinger became angry Saturday at the Jim Butler Chervolet car dealership. When a St. Louis County officer arrived, Stockinger allegedly pushed the officer, grabbed him by the neck and hit him over the head with his prosthetic arm.

The officer was treated at a hospital for a cut near the temple, a bruised eye, and other injuries.

Stockinger is charged with first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and felony resisting arrest.