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PCSP: Man tries to disarm officer

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A Portage Township resident was arrested on multiple charges on Friday after the Porter County Sheriff’s Police said that he attempted to disarm an officer while resisting arrest at a residence in Jackson Township.

Christopher M. Cadle, 24, of 665W 700N, was charged with disarming a police officer, resisting law enforcement, two counts of battery, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of paraphernalia, and maintaining a common nuisance.

According to police, at 10:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to a residence in the 500 east block of C.R. 900N in response to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the driveway, “in park and not running.” Officers made contact with the driver, identified as Cadle, who advised that he and his passengers were lost, police said. One of the passengers--whose mother was the registered owner of the vehicle--gave the officers permission to search it, at which point Cadle was asked to exit the vehicle. He did so, then ran, police said, “throwing money and a multi-colored glass smoking device onto the ground.”

Officers followed Cadle into a ditch with water in it and there the officers struggled to gain control over Cadle, police said. One of the officers managed to Tase Cadle but the probes did not deploy into him and Cadle hit the Taser from the officer’s hand “and continued to fight and resist officers,” police said.

At some point in the incident, Cadle “grabbed my duty belt where a holster would have been if I was left-handed,” an officer stated in his report. “(Cadle) grabbed my radio holder, which no longer had a radio, and then grabbed farther around my back on my duty belt. I observed (Cadle) looking at my belt while he was grabbing and he was clearly attempting to find a weapon.”

The officers finally succeeded in placing Cadle into custody after Tasing him again, police said.

Cadle was found to be in possession of 1.5 grams of methamphetamine and the PCSP is seeking to charge his passengers with visiting a common nuisance, police said.

Cadle was medically cleared at the scene by EMS personnel and transported to Porter County Jail.

One officer sustained “several scrapes and scratches on his nose and hands” and complained of pain to his knee, police said. Another officer was bleeding from the left elbow, sustained scrapes to the knee and the inside of his lip, and complained of pain to neck and head, police said.



Posted 5/20/2014