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September 9, 2013

Man arrested for striking two WPD officers, destroying patrol car

A Washington man is facing multiple charges including striking two Washington police officers and tearing up a city police cruiser.

Christopher John Clark, 35, Washington, was taken into custody following a domestic dispute at 1300 McCormick Ave. around 6:21 p.m. on Saturday.

It was after the dispute where Clark fought with two police officers and refused to cooperate with officers at the scene, hospital staff at Daviess Community Hospital and jail staff and paramedics at the Daviess County Security Center, court documents said.

The probable cause affidavit, filed in Daviess Superior Court on Monday, said city Ptl. Buck Seger arrived at the house and after discussion, walked down an alley at McCormick and Vincennes avenues. Sgt. Greg Dietsch also arrived on scene. The report alleged Clark was intoxicated and was belligerent.

As officers tried to place Clark in handcuffs, he swung his right arm and struck Dietsch in the face. Clark was then placed on the ground and again struck Dietsch in his chest.

Officers had to subdue Clark with a Taser multiple times before he was placed in a police car. While in the cruiser, the report stated Clark laid down on the seat and then proceeded to kick out the rear window, the passenger side rear window and attempted to cause damage to the roof of the cruiser. Seger, according to the affidavit, then had to sit in the back of the cruiser and physically restrained Clark while he was being transported to the security center.

At the security center, Clark was also uncooperative with jailers and EMS staff with Southwest Medical ambulance. He refused medical treatment and asked to be taken to Daviess Community Hospital. Clark's mood, according to the probable cause affidavit, did not improve as he was allegedly uncooperative while at the hospital. He allegedly tried to fight Seger and had to be handcuffed to a hospital bed. While in the process of trying to get out of the handcuffs, Clark then kicked Seger in the face, the report said.

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