Linton man charged with intimidation and battery on an officer
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.