Man arrested for assault outside Judicial Center

According to Sheriff Colan Harrell, a man was arrested on Wednesday at approx. 9 a.m. after an altercation at the Whitley County Judicial Center.

Police report Richie Dawn had begun causing a disturbance while knocking over garbage cans.  He was reportedly confronted by the Chief Security Officer Tommy Hurst, and began repeatedly striking the officer about the head after refusing to follow orders.

Officer Hurst was able to subdue Dawn, officials say.

Sheriff Harrell confirms that Richie Dawn has been charged with disorderly conduct 1st, resisting arrest and assault 3rd.

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