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UVA Lacrosse Death: George Huguely Tasered During 2008 Arrest, Say Police

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS/WTVR) It has been two days since the death of Yeardley Love, and new details regarding murder suspect George Huguely continue to surface.

PICTURES: Yeardley Love Murdered; George Huguely Charged

A policewoman from the Lexington Police Department in Virginia has come forward with claims that she was involved in a violent altercation with Huguely in November 2008, in which she had to taser him.

"I told him to stop resisting, that he needed to comply with my orders, that he was only making matters worse," Officer R.L. Moss told CBS affiliate WTVR.

In a statement about the incident newly released by the Lexington Police Department, Officer R.L. Moss and a police sergeant said they went to a Washington & Lee fraternity house in response to a 911 call. When they arrived on the scene, Moss noticed that there was a visibly intoxicated male, who was later identified as George Huguely, stumbling into oncoming traffic.

Police say Moss approached Huguely, who told her that his name was George and that he was not a student at Washington and Lee. After some discussion, Moss informed the Huguely that she was going to have to place him under arrest for public drunkenness.

According to the statement, Huguely immediately became incensed and began shouting obscenities at Officer Moss and a female probation officer. Moss attempted to restrain the 6-foot-2, 209 pound lacrosse player, but that only made matters worse.

"He became more aggressive, more physical toward me, started calling me several other terms that I am not going to state now," Moss said to WTVR.

After a "brief tussle" with Huguely, Ross realized that she was outmatched and claims she had no other choice but to taser the unruly male. The male was then placed in the cop car, searched and identified as George Huguely.

Moss says that at Huguely's court hearing later that month, Huguely said he was so intoxicated that night that he did not even remember being tasered, and he was very surprised by Moss' testimony of his actions that evening. Huguely apologized to Moss, as well as the female probation officer. According to court documents posted at sbnation.com, Huguely was found guilty of resisting arrest and public intoxication.

"Am I surprised that he was involved in another incident involving physical violence? No. Am I surprised to this extent? Yes," said Moss.

George Huguely was arrested Monday morning in connection with the murder of Yeardley Love. Love, 22, was found dead in her apartment by one of her roommates who suspected she had an alcohol overdose; however, when police arrived they determined that Love's body had obvious signs of physical trauma.

Huguely's lawyer said that he is confident Love's death was a tragic "accident."

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