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Man Accused of Throwing Things at Officers

23 Sep News

A Merrill man remains in jail after  allegedly throwing items at law enforcement officers over the  weekend.

Deputies from Lincoln County along with  Merrill Officers were investigating a disturbance in the Town of Russell. The  original disturbance had been resolved and the suspect had left the scene  without arrest. While deputies and officers spoke near the location, they  started getting struck by ice chunks and rocks.

According to the Sheriff’s Report, the  26 year old suspect was identified, and said he was throwing the items at the  law enforcement officers to distract them. Two of the officers were struck in  the head but were not injured, a bystander’s truck was also struck and damaged. 

The suspect was brought to the Lincoln  County where he was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property  and attempted battery on a law enforcement officer. He remains jailed awaiting a  bond hearing later today.