Suspect gets into scuffle with deputies near Rolling Prairie

(Photo supplied/LaPorte County Sheriff's Office)

U.S. 20 in LaPorte County was the scene of a fight between a LaPorte County deputy and a suspect.

27-year-old Patrick Wilson was pulled over for speeding on U.S. 20 near C.R. 350 E at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers also discovered he had a suspended driver’s license and, while a tow truck was called, he refused to get out of the car.

After multiple attempts, police say Wilson suddenly flung the driver’s door open and nearly hit a deputy in the head. Wilson then reportedly tackled the deputy and the two wrestled in the passing lane of eastbound U.S. 20. The fighting duo were able to be pushed off the roadway, but not before a second deputy was also forced to the ground.

Eventually, officers got control of Wilson and he was arrested. The first deputy had bruising to his left elbow, but was otherwise uninjured.

Wilson is charged with two level 6 felonies: Battery to a Police Officer and Resisting Law Enforcement. He was also ticketed for speeding and driving without a license. He’s since posted $755 bond.

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