A man was arrested last week for assaulting and injuring a Seaside Police officer on the beach near U Street.

Officer Elise Parkman was responding to a report of harassment on the Seaside Promenade the evening of July 6 when she encountered Phillip Ellis Allen II. He reportedly refused lawful orders and attacked Parkman.

Officer Shauna Wood assisted Parkman in placing Allen under arrest.

During the confrontation, Allen struck Parkman in the head and she was taken to Providence Seaside Hospital for a concussion. She has since recovered and is back on patrol.

Allen, 37, is known to the Seaside Police as a transient with mental health issues.

He was indicted by a grand jury this week on charges of assaulting a public safety officer, interfering with a peace officer, recklessly endangering another person, menacing and resisting arrest.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday during an arraignment in Clatsop County Circuit Court. He is in custody in Clatsop County Jail on $25,000 bail.

Allen is due back in court later this month for an early resolution conference.

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