Perry County man charged with battery, resistingJuly 8, 2019
From Local Sources
HUNTINGBURG — A call to the Huntingburg Police Department early Friday reporting a possible battery resulted in a Perry County man’s arrest.
An officer responding to the 2:50 a.m. call made contact with a woman at an apartment who reported having been struck by Lawrence R. Sturgeon, 54, Bristow, who was spotted 50 yards down the roadway carrying a blue bag.
While attempting to place Sturgeon in handcuffs, the suspect put his right hand in his shorts pocket and pulled out something that he pointed at the officer, according to an arrest affidavit.
The officer unholstered his duty weapon and told Sturgeon multiple times to drop what was in his hand.
The arrest document reports Sturgeon ran on Pleasant View Drive, dropped his bag and clasped his hands together, apparently pointing something at the officer, who moved to cover.
Other officers arrived and a perimeter was established, according to arrest documents. The department’s K-9, Ester, conducted a track and alerted on a clear plastic bag containing suspected marijuana and a smoking device.
The K-9 led police to an apartment where Sturgeon was taken into custody without further incident.
Sturgeon was taken to the Dubois County Security Center and was later charged in Dubois Circuit Court with misdemeanor counts of battery, resisting law enforcement, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
During an initial court appearance later Friday, a preliminary plea of not guilty was entered on Sturgeon’s behalf. His request for court-appointed counsel was approved and a no contact order was issued barring Sturgeon from having contact with the victim.
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