Man accused of aggressive, disorderly conduct

Herald Staff Writer

JASPER — Police report making contact with a man stumbling in the middle of a street Thursday night, with things going downhill from there.

A Jasper Police Department officer reported observing Christopher B. Ham, 38, 1441 Greene St., stumbling in the middle of Dewey Street near 14th Street at 8 p.m.

Police report politely asking Ham several times to use the sidewalk and not to walk in the middle of the road; however, he allegedly became extremely belligerent and aggressive toward the officer.

Ham, who was detained because of his aggressive behavior, allegedly had a blood alcohol content that tested .19 percent on a portable breath test.

Police allege Ham yelled obscenities loud enough that a group of people near 1300 Dewey St. could hear. Those individuals directed their attention toward Ham and officers, police said.

While attempting to place Ham inside the officer's vehicle, police said, he resisted and stated he was going to fight. Police restrained him in the vehicle.

Authorities booked Ham into the Dubois County Security Center at 8:17 p.m. on preliminary misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

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