Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Man in custody for resisting arrest

Austin Horn
On Nov. 10, Austin Horn, 21, Leeton, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant for a probation violation on an original class D felony charge of resisting/ interference with arrest. Bond is set at $2,500 cash only.

The original charge stems from an incident on Sept. 1 when St. Clair County deputies were dispatched to Lowry City in reference to a domestic in progress. Information was obtained Horn allegedly broke out a window and was headed to the park armed with a knife. Horn was located and ordered to stop several times.

Each time, he failed to obey and took off running from deputies. When he approached the intersection of Griswald and Third streets, a citizen jumped out and yelled at him. Horn turned around and charged at one of the deputies. The deputy deployed a taser and Horn was taken into custody. While the deputy was preparing his vehicle to transport Horn to the jail, Horn was able to break custody and took off running again until a citizen tripped him causing him to fall to the ground. Horn was taken into custody and transported to the St. Clair County Jail. A knife was recovered that Horn allegedly threw in a ditch while running.

The investigation revealed the incident started when Horn allegedly asked for $80 from a family member and was refused. There was a physical altercation regarding a cellular phone and threats were made.