Huntingburg Man Facing Charges After Becoming Combative With Police

Andrew Burch

Andrew Burch

HUNTINGBURG (NNDC) – A Huntingburg man was taken into custody Saturday night after police say he became combative with officers at a north side apartment complex.

Huntingburg police say they were called to the Oakridge Apartments off east 17th Street at about 10:30 Saturday night about a man in the area who was reportedly extremely intoxicated.

Police say 22-year old Andrew Burch was found in one of the apartments and was being extremely aggressive toward people there at the apartment. Police say it appeared that Burch had also been been a fight beforehand as he had several lacerations and bruises on his body.

Police Burch left the apartment, but returned a short time later. He became hostile and physical with the people in the apartment. Police then attempted to gain control of the situation and with Burch. HPD says officers tazered Burch twice but with not much success.

Police say Burch continued to fight with officers even after he was taken to the ground and placed in handcuffs.

Burch was transported to Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Police say he continually made threats toward police, hospital staff and their families.

Burch was eventually taken to the Dubois County Security Center. He is charged with Battery on a Police Officer and Intimidation, both Level 6 felonies.

He’s also charged with Resisting Law Enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor, and Disorderly Conduct, a Class B misdemeanor.

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