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Evicted Tenant Resists Police

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte man is accused of striking a police officer who went to his home with a court ordered eviction notice.  Caleb Brown, 29, is charged in La Porte Circuit Court with battery and intimidation, both level 5 felonies.


According to court documents, a La Porte County Police officer went to a two story dwelling containing six apartments in the 400 block of Lincolnway on November 15th.  Attempts to reach Brown were unsuccessful until he walked outside with two large containers of an unknown liquid and dumped the contents in the grass.


Police said the officer told Brown he was evicted and there was a need to discuss him moving out.  The court documents revealed Brown violently attempted to shut and lock the front door several times but the officer kept him from closing the door.  Brown allegedly shoved the officer then grabbed a tire iron and held it in a threatening manner, police said.


The officer drew his gun and commanded him several times to drop the tire iron and Brown eventually complied.

Police said the eviction notice was issued by the court on October 26th.  Brown could face anywhere from one to six years on each count.

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