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Charges in Assault of Police Officer

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte man is accused of kicking a police officer when he put up a struggle during his arrest. Xaun Logan, 26, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with Level 6 Felony Battery Against a Public Safety Official.


According to police, Logan was spotted by officers not using a crosswalk Sunday while walking across Lincolnway near Detroit Street with two children. Knowing he had an active warrant out for his arrest, officers approached Logan, who showed symptoms of drug use.


While resisting officers, Logan was taken to other ground and kicked one of the officers in the face while trying to get away. One of the officers struck Logan in the face three times with a fist to try and gain control of him. Officers eventually placed Logan in handcuffs after threatening to use a taser gun on him.


Police said Logan was yelling and screaming during a profanity-laced tantrum and kicking the inside of the police vehicle while being transported to the La Porte County Jail, where he was placed into a restraint chair because of his continued violent demeanor.


According to court records, Logan has previously been charged with battery to a public safety official and other crimes such as intimidation, violating a protective order, and drug possession.

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