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A 77-year-old man who refused to leave Pug Mahon's on Wednesday night is accused of hitting a Billings police officer in the arm. 

A patron at Pug Mahon's called police, saying Ronald Lee Taylor was disturbing other people at the bar and refusing to leave, according to Yellowstone County Justice Court charging documents.  

Billings Police officer Holly Newsome arrived, approached Taylor, and asked him to leave. Instead, Taylor yelled and cursed at Newsome, charging documents state. 

Taylor then picked up his glass of beer to take a drink, and Newsome then took it from him, according to charging documents. At that point, Taylor swung at Newsome and hit her in the arm. 

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Taylor cursed at Newsome again and looked as though he was getting ready to swing again, so Newsome fired her stun gun, hitting him on his right side, according to charging documents.

On the ground, Taylor reached up with his left arm in an apparent attempt to hit Newsome again, so she fired her stun gun a second time, according to charging documents. 

Taylor was charged Thursday in Justice Court with felony assault of a peace officer. If convicted, he faces two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000. 

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