Police: Man resisted, kicked deputy

From Local Sources


ST. ANTHONY — The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Saturday, accusing him of public intoxication, resisting law enforcement and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Deputies were notified of the report of a man acting strangely in a business in the 3900 block of County Road 450S in the St. Anthony area at 11:24 a.m.

Police arrived to find Raymond W. Proffitt, 32, 508 S. Foxtrot Court, Huntingburg, sleeping in the driver’s seat of a Ford truck. Deputies said the truck was turned off but the vehicle was in gear.

Deputies reported Proffitt showed signs of impairment and there were containers of beer in the truck and a bottle of whiskey on the passenger seat.

Proffitt became argumentative after being told he would be arrested for public intoxication, according to police. Deputies said he braced his legs and feet to avoid being placed in a patrol car, continued struggling and flailed his legs, striking a deputy multiple times while being physically placed in a patrol car.

After he was medically cleared at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Proffitt was booked into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:04 p.m. on preliminary charges that included a Level 6 felony count of battery on law enforcement and misdemeanor counts of public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.

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