PIERCETON — A Pierceton man is facing charges after reportedly resisting police, kicking one law enforcement officer in an attempt to get free.
Steven Tyler Dubbs, 21, 597-10 S. Old SR 13, Pierceton, is being charged with battery against law enforcement, a level 6 felony; and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on March 7, an officer with the Pierceton Police Department was dispatched to a residence in reference to a domestic altercation. Police were informed by dispatch that a male was fleeing the scene. Dubbs was located walking on SR 13.
The officer activated his emergency lights and identified himself as a law enforcement officer. After the officer placed handcuffs on Dubbs and instructed Dubbs to remain on the ground, Dubbs became combative. He did not comply with the officer’s instructions and attempted to stand up and get away from the officer.
A deputy with the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and assisted the officer in keeping Dubbs on the ground. During this time, Dubbs began kicking in an attempt to get free, striking the Pierceton police officer in the leg.
Law enforcement officers were eventually able to get Dubbs into a police vehicle and transport him to the county jail.
Dubbs was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail March 7, on a $5,250 surety and cash bond.