A man wanted for a failure to appear warrant for domestic abuse assault and battery allegedlyresisted arrest by Wilson Police officers Monday. 

Derick Dewayne Vahldick, 26, of Wilson was charged with resisting an executive officer and assault and battery on a police officer in addition to the warrant. 

“There does appear to be a recent increase in [felony assault on law enforcement officers],” said Carter County District Attorney Craig Ladd. “We take these attacks very seriously and will continue to zealously prosecute such offenders.” 

Assault on an officer is a felony offense. 

Carter County Special Judge Carson Brooks set a $1500 cash bond in the case.