Many sides to story of video showing officer-involved stun gun shooting in Spring area

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A local couple says this confrontation with Harris County officers should've never reached this point, but deputies say this man was combative and belligerent.

A dramatic confrontation between Harris County Sheriff's deputies and a suspect in Spring was caught on camera.

That couple says the deputies violated them inside their home. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the Michel Jackson got belligerent in his refusal to comply and that deploying a stun gun on him was justified.

The first seconds of the video show deputies pulling Michel Jackson out of his house and then shooting him with a stun gun.

Jackson describes the moments he was on the ground.

"He's still juicing and telling me to turn over," he says. "I'm still yelling at him I'm handicapped, I need a walker, I can't use my legs."

Jackson says he needs a walker and braces on his legs to get around. Super Bowl Sunday, he and his fianc, Melanie Dobbs, were shocked to see the deputies at their door. They were responding to a call from their next door neighbor after the couple's dog Hulk got out while they were at a Super Bowl party.

"He said they're filing a criminal mischief because your dog broke the panel off the gate," Melanie Dobbs says.

When the deputies asked for their ID, things got testy.

"He was like 'you're failing to cooperate.' I'm just trying to figure out what you're talking about," Jackson says. "He kept saying stop, stop stop, so I was like 'Naby get in the house.'"

That's when Dobbs went to get her phone and started recording. A spokesman for the sheriff's office says the deputies reported they smelled alcohol and that Jackson had slurred speech.

"He doesn't drink. I'm the drinker," Dobbs tells us.

Deputies also said he pushed Dobbs back into the house and they feared for her safety.

"He would die before he hurt a hair on my head," she says.

Dobbs recently had a major surgery but claims deputies roughed her up while cuffing her.

"I feel violated. I'm frightened to be in my own home," she said.

"I was fearing for my life because you're trying to kill me. You're trying to kill me in my own home," Jackson told us through tears.

Neighbors say they don't doubt the deputies' story for a moment, given Jackson's criminal history that includes aggravated sexual assault of a minor and several drug charges. HCSO tells us they've been called to the couple's home several times for domestic disturbances.

"It's apparent to me that what happened was based somewhat on his criminal history. But he didn't deserve that. And he didn't commit any crimes that day," explains their attorney George Powell.

Jackson was charged with interference with duties of a public servant. He goes to court Monday. But Powell says they're planning to fight back once the criminal proceedings are complete.

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