GEORGE—A George teenager has been arrested for assaulting a Lyon County Sheriff’s Department deputy about 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.
The arrest stemmed from an investigation of a report of three males throwing rocks and pumpkins at passing cars near the Casey’s General Store in George.
When a deputy arrived the males had left the area but he was told they had purchased a 24-pack, an 18-pack and two singles cans of beer.
The males were located in a garage at 219 E. Iowa Ave. about two blocks away.
According to court records, the deputy knew one of the males, 18-year-old Four Lewi, was under drinking age.
When the deputy asked him for some identification, Lewi “began using vulgar language” and “became belligerent.”
When the deputy attempted to handcuff Lewi, the teen threw a fist at the officer.
One of the other males, Lewi’s uncle, tried to calm the teen down, but when the deputy tried to take Lewi into custody again, Lewi swung his fist another time.
The deputy then pulled out his Taser and order Lewi to the ground.
Lewi picked up a folding lawn chair and attempted to swing it at the deputy.
The deputy ordered Lewi “to drop the chair numerous times,” according to court records.
When Lewi refused, the deputy deployed his Taser.
Lewi was transported by a deputy to Sanford Rock Rapids Medical Center to have Taser barb removed and to be medically cleared.
There were no injuries reported.
Lewi was charged with assault on a police officer, a serious misdemeanor; and possession of alcohol under 21 and interference with official acts, simple misdemeanors.
Lewis was released Nov. 3 from the county jail in Rock Rapids after posting a $1,500 surety bond.