Arrested man fought with officers

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Police accused a man of multiple offenses after he fought with officers Tuesday night.

A family member of Chris M. Ferguson, 42, 515 E. Eighth St., Huntingburg, contacted the Huntingburg Police Department at 8 p.m. The family member transported Ferguson to the police department so everyone could talk about where to take him because of several problems throughout the day with family, according to police.

Ferguson allegedly became very agitated and belligerent when officers spoke with him in the police station parking lot.

Police say Ferguson struck an officer and continued to yell after being told to stop several times. He was detained and police said a portable breath test placed his blood alcohol content at .26 percent.

Ferguson, who was placed in a police station holding cell, continued to yell and be uncooperative, police said. With assistance from the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, police said, officers transported Ferguson to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center for medical clearance.

Police said Ferguson again became agitated while at the hospital and was loud and disruptive. Police told him to stop several times.

While changing his handcuffs from the front to the back side, police said, Ferguson resisted and fought with officers, causing one officer’s hand to bleed.

After he was treated, Ferguson was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 10:20 p.m. on preliminary charges that included two Level 6 felony counts of battery on law enforcement, two misdemeanor counts of resisting law enforcement, a misdemeanor count of public intoxication and two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct.

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