In a dramatic turn of events earlier today, law enforcement officers from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office encountered resistance while attempting to serve a misdemeanor warrant. The suspect, identified as Stephen Dunn, confronted deputies at his residence on County Road 308, leading to a physical altercation.
At approximately 10:30 am, deputies approached Dunn at the front gate and informed him of the warrant for his arrest. Instead of complying, Dunn attempted to walk away from the scene. Reacting swiftly, the deputies scaled the gate in an effort to prevent Dunn from retreating to his residence. However, Dunn vehemently resisted arrest and launched an assault on the deputies.
During the altercation, Dunn produced a pair of large pliers from his pocket and brandished them as a weapon against the deputies. After a brief struggle, law enforcement officers managed to subdue Dunn and place him under arrest. However, one of the deputies sustained minor injuries during the scuffle and was subsequently taken to a local care center for treatment. Fortunately, the deputy has since been released from the care center and is expected to make a full recovery.
Due to the incident, Dunn himself sustained injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation. Following his release from the hospital, Dunn was taken into custody and subsequently booked into the Johnson County Jail.
Upon arrival at the jail, authorities charged Dunn with the original offense of Interference with Public Duties, classified as a Class B misdemeanor. Additionally, he was also charged with three new and more serious charges, including Resisting Arrest or Detention and two counts of Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant with a Weapon. Each of the three new charges carries a first-degree felony classification.
Dunn is currently being held at the Johnson County Jail, pending his arraignment before a judge. Once arraigned, a bond hearing will be scheduled to determine his temporary release from custody.