A 30-year-old man has been charged with a felony after he allegedly assaulted a deputy sheriff while being tested for an OVI in the Fayette County Jail.
Andrew M. Shaw, of Washington Court House, was indicted Jan. 6 for assault of a peace officer, a fourth-degree felony.
The alleged assault was recorded on video inside the jail Dec. 17, 2016.
Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jason Havens described the alleged assault in an incident report filed in the case:
“I grabbed Andrew Shaw by the front of his shirt and pushed him backwards towards the chair but he continued to be noncompliant. We continued over the chair into a countertop and cabinet where I placed his back against the cabinet and advised Andrew that we were not going to deal with this all night and he needed to sit down. Upon standing up to attempt to sit Andrew in the chair he raised his leg and did a forward kick and struck me in the lower legs near my knees. I grabbed Andrew Shaw by his upper body and turned him and took him down to the ground to prevent him from continuing to kick.”
Shaw is scheduled for a final pre-trial on the charge April 24 at 9 a.m. in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.
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