(Stillwater, Okla.) — A Stillwater man accused of threatening a Stillwater police officer with a shovel has been released on $2,000 bond pending a March 6 court appearance with an attorney.

If convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon, Johnny Ray Samples, 39, could be given a 10-year prison term, court records show.

Stillwater Police Officer Andrew Wilson wrote in an affidavit that he was sent shortly before 11 a.m. on Feb. 1 to the 4800 block of N. Washington Street on a report of a man “causing a disturbance by swearing at a private citizen.”

Samples repeatedly put his hands in his pockets after being ordered not to do so, the affidavit alleged.

Samples attempted to strike one of the three uniformed officers at the scene with a metal-blade shovel, the affidavit alleged.

“This was accomplished by him holding onto the handle and swinging the blade in an arc towards us,” the officer alleged in his affidavit.

“It was necessary to use an electronic control device, commonly known as a Taser, to bring Samples under arrest,” the affidavit alleged.