A police officer has been arrested after his own teenage stepson was found dead inside a bedroom wall.
Eric Banks, a Baltimore City Police Officer, reportedly tried to grab the gun of one of the officers trying to arrest him on July 6, according to charging documents.
The documents reveal that the body of Banks' 15-year-old stepson Dasan Jones was found inside a covered hole in a bedroom wall, News Channel 8 reports.
Police attended Bank's home on Tuesday after a complaint that 15-year-old Jones was being held against his will.
It is understood that Banks told police that his stepson wasn't in the property and had left without his packed bags, NBC Washington reported.
After receiving the man's permission to search his home, officers came across a hole in the wall with a cover, which Banks said was his gun safe.
As officers approached the safe, Banks reportedly said: "Let me help you." Telling Banks to back up, the officers spotted the lifeless body of Jones.
The Assistant State's Attorney Jason Miller said Banks had moved and hidden his stepson's body in his property.
Miller said: "He admits to officers that he moved his son’s body from one location in the home, and secreted it in another, Your Honor.
"He has shown that he is not afraid to resort to violence."
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Online court records link Banks as the defendant in a domestic violence case that was filed approximately a week and a half ago.
The details of this case were not available, but show the case was closed days ago.
The documents reveal that Banks made an attempt at grabbing the gun of the officer who was trying to put him in a police car.
Banks told the officer that his handcuffs were not double-locked as he was being put in the vehicle, documents state.
As the officer was attempting to double lock one of the cuffs, Banks made a dash from the car reportedly saying he wanted to kiss his kids.
While the officer tried to push him back in the vehicle, Banks made a attempt at the officer's service weapon.
During the struggle for the gun, Banks allegedly said: "You're gonna have to end this."
Banks' wife had previously complained of "emotional and mental abuse" last month in a petition for a protective order from him, as well as sought custody of their two sons and the 15-year-old, but the petition was denied.
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