Deputy struck but avoids harm in incident at Westport spot small business – WRBI Radio

Deputy struck but avoids harm in incident at Westport spot small business – WRBI Radio

Westport, IN — A Jennings County guy is facing charges just after he allegedly struck a Decatur County Sheriff’s deputy at a gun shop near Westport.

Sheriff David Durant claims deputies responded to the 13,000 block of Condition Street 3 close to the Decatur-Jennings county line immediately after it was described that a person was trespassing and refused to depart the enterprise.

He adds deputies arriving on the scene uncovered 23-year-aged Joshua Michael Gallagher of Scipio, who was unable to comply with their instructions.

Durant states when healthcare staff arrived Gallagher grew to become combative and struck a deputy, who was not wounded.

Gallagher was arrested and billed with Battery versus a Community Safety Official Engaged in Official Duty, and Legal Trespassing.

Investigators say compound use on Gallagher’s portion is suspected.

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