Brian Jordan Lee Allen, 29 of Lawrenceville, was arrested this week after reports said he hit an officer in the face while being detained at Hardees on Cedartown Highway in Rome.

Reports said that Allen attempted to run from police and ignored commands to stop during an investigation at the restaurant.  After stopping, officers said that Allen took a fighting stance and then punched one of the officers in the face.

Allen is charged with simple assault and two counts felony obstruction of police.