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Man allegedly attempts to disarm deputy during Elkhart Jazz Festival

Photo courtesy Elkhart County Sheriff\'s Department

ELKHART, Ind. – A man was arrested Thursday for allegedly trying to disarm a deputy after refusing to get off the stage at the Elkhart Jazz Festival.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department says deputies were dispatched the intersection of Main and High Streets regarding reports of a suspicious person.

Deputies located 23-year-old Casey Eastman of Elkhart walking down the street, displaying signs of intoxication.

According to officials, Eastman refused to go home even after being offered a ride. He then continued to be loud and disruptive.

When officials tried to arrest him, Eastman allegedly grabbed for the deputy’s weapon, attempting to disarm him.

Eastman reportedly struck another deputy in the head, causing injuries.

Eventually, officials took control over Eastman and transported him to the Elkhart County Correctional Facility.

According to ECSD, he was booked on two counts of disarming a law enforcement officer, one count of battery on an officer causing bodily injury, resisting law enforcement causing bodily injury, and disorderly conduct.

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