STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A man has been charged with assaulting a police officer on the campus of Mississippi State University.
Gavan Beckum faces a variety of charges. He's accused of spitting into the face of a campus police officer.
This was the result of a traffic stop on Hail State Boulevard for speeding and failure to dim headlights.
MSU Police Chief Vance Rice says Beckum appeared to be intoxicated.
"The subject was very disorderly and after the officer put him in the backseat of the car, the suspect spit in the officer's face, which resulted in an assault on the officer charge," the chief said.