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5 Down But Not Out E gr IO O O! By Mike Lakin While officers gathered information, the driver of This type of activity has become a real rarity around the truck was observed riding a motorcycle by the resi- here; but not so rare as to not happen at all. dence. Attempts by Sgt. Kuhlman and recently arrived By the time this wrapped up, City Officer Eric Kiper, Sgt. Bauer were unsuccessful in finding the curious County Sheriff Sgt. Kuhlman, County Sheriff Sgt. Bauer, "person of interest." and County Sheriff Deputy Allen were all at the scene. And then, another resident walked up stating he It started with City Officer Eric Kiper and County was in his residence when the now "person of inter- Sheriff Sgt. Kuhlman arriving at a disturbance in the est" entered his house in the 200 block of N. Marion, 400 block of S. Marion. grabbed him by the neck and threatened to beat him The incident was over, but the facts were really up over an unrelated but obviously important matter. fresh. Officers were told a Mt. Pulaski resident had just This resident refused to press charges, but did provide attacked his girl friend and injured an individual, who a written statement. was still down on his hands and knees in the driveway. And in strange tum who should walk into the drive- The individual was able to relate the story that lead way at that point? The "person of interest" who was up to his current position in the driveway. He said he then Mirandized and handcuffed. was in his kitchen and saw a light green/blue pickup During an interview this "person of interest" refused lock its brakes and skid into his driveway. It was a to give any statement. what's up moment. A man, exited the pickup, went to He did say he did not hurt the beat down victim on the passenger door, and proceeded to drag a woman purpose. onto the driveway in a manner not often acceptable He said he had not ridden a motorcycle by the resi- in civilized society. The man then started choking the dence earlier. woman. Attempting to stop the assault, the individ- He stated he did not strangle anyone in that driveway. ual that ended up down in his driveway, went out to In the end, the handcuffs stayed on and an arrest was stop the fracas. When he was in fist range the driver made for Aggravated Domestic Battery. Deputy Allen of the pickup delivered repeated punches to his face was on scene to transport the now charged perpetrator and knocked him to the ground. He was then kicked in to the county jail. At the jail, Officer Kiper upped the the back repeatedly. The man returned to his truck and charges for the evening, adding a charge for battery drove away. the unfortunate victim of the attack in the driveway. A second witness confirmed the incident and added The woman who "fell out of the truck" was photo- the man had drug the woman by her hair at one point, graphed, along with the pickup, and the jailed indi- The woman that was in the truck, but by the way, was vidual - especially his hands. The woman was given a left in the driveway, had red marks on her neck. She told Domestic Violence Information Sheet. officers she had fallen out of the truck and she had not If anyone happens to have a smart phone video of the been struck in any way. She refused to give any state- altercation, officers would probably like to view it. ment to officers. 87 Counties in Illinois Designated Primary Natural Disaster Areas The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has des- ignated 87 counties in Illinois as primary natural disas- ter areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred during the period of June !, 2015, and continues. Included among 87 coun- ties is Logan County. We can learn a lot from a dog's appreciation of simplest acts of kindness. 60% of Americans polled said they would vote for a Muslim presiden- tial candidate. [Eternal Trinity Lutheran Church Missouri Synod- Rev. Daniel Thies, Ph.D. Pastor Web: 6076 Old Bagdad Hwy, Milton, Office Phone: (850) 623-5780 Home Phone: (850) 626-5626 E-mail: FL 32583 Department of Defense is paying $29 a gallon for altemative fuel for military vehicles to promote green energy. Part of the Iran nuclear deal could be the return to Iran of McDon- ald's. Powal| Imp, ante ~ Itm Deron PoweI!,/~ent Mount Pulaski, IL 62548 deron @deronpowell,com ... and I'm one of them. My customers know who to turn to for help with their insurance and financial needs. Don't stress over figuring it out on your own. ! exist to assist. CALL ME TODAY. 1408566,I State Farm, Home Office, 8~oomlngton, IL Schedule Your Home - Farm - Business Improvements... With... Ray New Construction - Additions - Remodels Repairs Kitchen & Bath Basements Decks & Porches Renovations Siding & Roofing Room Additions Windows & Doors General Contracting Experience Quality-Professional Service Home Town Commitment Competitive Prices Fully Insured - Bonded & Licensed License # 104 - 008527