Police accuse man of felony resisting

From Local Sources


JASPER — Police accused a man of multiple offenses after a Thursday afternoon encounter in the 14th Street area.

A Jasper Police Department officer reported observing a vehicle with an expired registration at 14th and Mill streets at 3 p.m.

After the officer activated his emergency lights and tried to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle, an older model white passenger car, travelled east on 14th Street at a high rate of speed. Police said the car then came to an abrupt stop at 14th and Dewey streets.

As the officer approached, police said the driver, Derion D. Fisher, 23, 415 E. 15th St., honked the vehicle’s horn for several seconds. When the officer asked why he was honking his horn, Fisher allegedly said he was trying to get his “people.”

The officer asked Fisher for his license and registration. At that point, police said, Fisher quickly exited the car, bended his body away from the officer and placed his right hand in his right pants pocket.

Police say the officer pushed Fisher against his vehicle and commanded him to take his hands out of his pockets and to calm down.

Authorities allege Fisher tensed his body, began yelling loudly and failed to comply with commands.

Eventually, police said, the officer was able to detain Fisher with handcuffs.

While the officer walked Fisher to a police vehicle, authorities allege Fisher aggressively pushed his body toward the officer. At that point, police said the officer took Fisher to the ground using a takedown technique.

Police allege Fisher continuously yelled and cursed loud enough that neighbors across the street came outside to see why someone was yelling.

Authorities allege it was learned Fisher had never received a license. Police said the vehicle was towed to Ruxer Ford for a false and ficticious registration and no insurance.

Fisher was arrested and booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 4:49 p.m. on preliminary charges that included a Level 6 felony count of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and misdemeanor counts of resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and operating a motor vehicle while having never been licensed.

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