Jasper Woman Charged With Battery On A Police Officer; Other Counts



Jasper (NNDC) – A verbal domestic dispute escalated and a Jasper woman now finds herself facing multiple battery charges including battery on a police officer.

Jasper police were called to a home in 600 block of Genevieve Avenue at about 10:50PM Sunday.

There police found a couple in a verbal argument.  Police say while they were talking with the female of the couple, 40-year old Kandra Knies, she became argumentative and belligerent with a JPD officer.  Police say she also touched an officer on the face.

JPD says Knies was advised to cease her behavior but she continued to approach the responding officers and making what police describe as rude physical contact with them.

JPD says Knies attempted to grab an officer’s groin at which point, she was physically restrained and taken into custody.

JPD says Knies continued to be belligerent and resistive.  She was taken to Memorial Hospital for medical clearance due to the fact the officers said she was intoxicated.

Police say Knies continued her belligerent behavior at the hospital.  She was asked several times by officers to cease as she was disrupting other patients in the hospital’s emergency room.

Police say her behavior continued even after she was taken to the Dubois County Security Center.

Knies is charged with Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer (Level 6 felony), three counts of Disorderly Conduct (Class A misdemeanor), Resisting Arrest (Class A misdemeanor), and Domestic Battery (Class A misdemeanor).

Jasper Man Charged In Saturday Domestic Dispute



Jasper (NNDC) – A 52-year old Jasper man was arrested Saturday night following a dispute of which Jasper police say he lied to them about.

Lorenzo Escobar Brunet is charged with a felony count of Obstruction of Justice.

Jasper police say they were called to a residence in the 200 block of West 41st Street on a report of what was first reported as a domestic dispute.

When officers arrived at about 9:30PM, they learned that Brunet had threatened a second man and attempted to fight with him.

JPD says Brunet lied to the responding officers about what had happened.  Brunet later tested positive for being intoxicated (.10%).

In addition to the Obstruction charge, Brunet also faces misdemeanor counts of Intimidation, Disorderly Conduct and False Informing.


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