Anthony Horne

Anthony Horne

Dallas police charged an HIV-positive Irving man with aggravated assault Tuesday after he allegedly spit on two officers who tried to detain him.

Anthony Duane Horne, 25, was being transported to the city jail on Chestnut Street for warrants at 6 p.m. He struggled with an officer who was helping a Dallas County Hospital employee put a spit mask on him, according to a Dallas police incident report.

Horne was able to break free and “intentionally spit at” and hit the officer in the back of the head and shoulder, the report states.

Horne, who is HIV-positive and also has Hepatitis, later spit on another officer when being transported to jail.

Both officers were sent to the hospital to be tested for infection, the report states.