by Aaron Gibson, Editor, January 5, 2016
Charges have been filed against a man who allegedly assaulted a Brown County Sheriff’s deputy and another man on New Year’s morning.
According to a written affidavit, Deputy Brandon Johnson was responding to a report of an assault at suspect Gerald Dickens’ home on College Avenue in Sardinia when Dickens allegedly attempted to punch him and then shoved him backward.
In the affidavit, Johnson claims Dickens refused to put his hands behind his back and had to be tased twice.
Dickens had apparently got into a fight with another individual prior to Brown County Sheriff’s arriving. He allegedly claimed he punched the other man twice in self-defense.
Prior to the altercation with Johnson, Cpl. Eric Lang observed the other man was unconscious and injuries were present on both of Dickens’ hands, according to court records.
Dickens has been charged with third-degree felony assault, first-degree misdemeanor assault and first-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest. He is currently incarcerated at Butler County Jail, awaiting a Jan. 11 court hearing, on $75,000 cash, surety or property bond.
—Brown County Crime Reporter, January 5, 2015 5:49 PM EST
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