Fight in road leads to one man’s arrest

HAMBLEN TWP. — A physical fight among three men in the 7600 block of Ford Ridge Road led to one arrest Aug. 24.

Lt. Mike Moore with the Brown County Sheriff’s Department reported in his probable cause affidavit that he got to the home at about 5:30 p.m. and found Andrew Jasper, 29, standing in the driveway with a large knife in his pocket.

Moore took the knife from Jasper. Jasper told Moore that a disturbance occurred at the home, but he did not want to make a statement.

Another man at the scene told Moore that Jasper was staying at the home since he was homeless and waiting to get into a rehab facility. The man told Moore that Jasper became upset over a phone and was yelling. He refused to quiet down and Jasper pushed the man, the police report said.

The fight moved outside. Another man attempted to break up the fight and Jasper began breaking items in the yard.

Jasper was taken to the Brown County jail. He said he had been attacked by the two other men and showed Moore red marks on both forearms.

The 911 caller told Moore he had seen three men in the road and one man was being aggressive. The aggressive man had a long knife in a brown sheath in one hand and some type of stick or golf club in the other.

The caller said Jasper struck one of the men in the head and the man went down on the ground, which is when the caller decided to call 911, the report said.

On Aug. 25, Jasper was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor.