WARSAW — A Syracuse man was recently arrested for allegedly battering, threatening, and resisting police officers.
Kegan Wayne Christie, 30, 114 N. Lake St., Syracuse, is charged with battery to a public safety official resulting in bodily injury, a level 5 felony; intimidation and resisting law enforcement, both level 6 felonies; and possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief, all class B misdemeanors.
On Nov. 15, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of an intoxicated person at a Warsaw business. Upon arrival, deputies saw Christie, who was exhibiting signs of intoxication while shouting racial slurs and acting aggressive.
While one of the deputies attempted to assist Christie out of a vehicle, Christie grabbed the deputy’s hand, causing a laceration on the deputy’s right pinky finger. Deputies searched Christie’s vehicle and found a vape pen with a substance consistent with THC.
The business’s manager said Christie shut the business’s door in an aggressive manner, damaging the door by causing it to leak fluid from its top hydraulic cylinder system.
Christie continued to yell racial slurs and profanities while being taken to a local hospital. He attempted to kick one of the deputies and threatened to kill them.
Christie was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Nov. 15.