Man arrested following noise complaint

By Herald Staff

JASPER — A Jasper man was arrested Wednesday night after entangling with the police following a noise complaint.

Matthew E. Runion, 36, 430 Kirkwood Drive, was charged with intimidation and battery on a law enforcement officer, both Level 6 felonies; resisting law enforcement and false informing, both Class A misdemeanors; disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor; and false identifying, a Class C misdemeanor.

Jasper police were dispatched to the Kirkwood address at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to respond to a noise complaint. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a man, later identified as Runion, who appeared to be highly intoxicated and had injuries to his face, police reported. Runion would not identify himself or answer any questions, police said.

Runion kept putting his hands in his pockets and was told to stop; when he did not comply, officers placed him in handcuffs. He then became belligerent with officers and nearby neighbors, police said.

Officers told him that he would be charged with disorderly conduct if he did not be quiet, but Runion did not comply, police said.

While escorting Runion to a patrol vehicle, an officer suffered minor injuries to the hand. Runion then began kicking the dashboard area of the patrol vehicle, police reported.

Runion was booked into the Dubois County Security Center. Throughout the incident Runion made intimidating comments to officers and jail staff, police said.

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