Linton man charged with intimidation and battery on an officer

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A 27-year-old Linton man was arrested over the weekend and has been charged with intimidation and battery upon a law enforcement officer.

Anthony Joe "AJ" Lewis was released from the Greene County Jail on Tuesday on $6,500 bond and his case is due back in court in March.

Officers from the Linton Police Department responded at approximately 4 a.m. on Saturday to a domestic situation at a residence on SE B Street and encountered Lewis.

Lewis had made the call to dispatch to report that another family member was refusing to leave the residence.

The probable cause affidavit filed in the case does not mention that the police encountered any problems with any other family members, but Lewis was waiting for officers on the front porch, was believed to be intoxicated and was drinking a beer while speaking to an officer.

LPD Cpl. Paul Clark was in the home when Lewis became agitated and told him that he was about to smash the officer. Clark said over the next few minutes, Lewis made several threatening remarks and said their were going to "box."

According to an affidavit, Lewis took off his jacket, threw it onto the couch and raised his fists.

At that point, Lewis was told he was going to be arrested for intimidation and Lewis said he was going to fight the officer if he attempted to handcuff him.

Lewis was told to turn around and put his hands behind his back but instead he raised his hands and shoved the officer in the chest.

Lewis was subdued, restrained and transported.

The affidavit states he continued to yell and scream all the way to the jail and through the booking process.

Lewis has been charged with: Intimidation, a class D felony; battery to a law enforcement officer, a class A misdemeanor; resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a class B misdemeanor.

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  • Well it's about time! This guy has been causing trouble for years! This should be more than the third time he has caused trouble. Hope he doesn't get a free pass this time!!

    -- Posted by truthorfiction on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 9:35 PM
  • He was out walking the streets today. Why do these people that continue to cause trouble have bond jost to get out and cause trouble elsewhere?

    -- Posted by ilovelinton on Wed, Jan 26, 2011, at 9:47 PM
  • everybody needs to mind there own lives welcome to linton

    -- Posted by rocker on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 1:16 AM
  • Why did they not tazer him? It would have taught him a painfull lesson, and may have made him think twice the next time he got stupid. (Probably Not)

    -- Posted by Bright's on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 7:58 AM
  • What do you think "subdued" and "restrained" means???LOL!

    -- Posted by baseball4us on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 8:56 AM
  • I've known AJ for years and have never known him to cause trouble. I can't believe he done this. He just needs to stop drinking. To the new folks in town, welcome to Linton where everybody knows your business even if you don't know them. And if they don't know your business they will make something up.

    -- Posted by dreamchaser1 on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 11:15 AM
  • ThIs guy is a wannabe "banger" and didn't come close to getting what he deserved for hitting an officer.

    -- Posted by avenger on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 12:00 PM
  • A.J. means well. I used to schedule a fight with him after school on a daily basis. Of course it was a joke, because the he would never intentionally hurt anyone. He just likes to talk a big game. That's why I've always liked him. Booze can make people do some stupid stuff. It's just unfortunate that he did it to a police officer.

    -- Posted by Cousin Eddie on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 2:38 PM
  • Yeah Cousin Eddie I know for a fact A.J. isn't the big teddy bear you make him out to be. He started a fight with a guy one night at free parking and after realizing he couldn't back that mouth of his up he called in his angry overly violent cousins to beat the guy up. He is a coward to say the least.

    -- Posted by peaceloveandprayers on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 6:12 PM

    -- Posted by rocker on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 7:18 PM
  • ooooo.. someone knows him or even is him... Come on we all know the lewis boys.. Aj shame you normally didnt do anything.. fighting an officer is never a good thing..

    -- Posted by justanothersmartmouth on Thu, Jan 27, 2011, at 8:13 PM
  • Yes, it should be up to the court to sort this out but some of us know of where we speak. This guy has been supplying alcohol to underage kids for a very long time. This is not hearsay. First hand knowledge. It is about time he got caught but I don't look for him to get any time out it. Sad to say.

    -- Posted by truthorfiction on Mon, Jan 31, 2011, at 12:05 AM
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