A 64-year-old man faces a Level 6 felony charge after he threw a metal rod at a Jackson County officer west of Seymour early Wednesday, police report.
Carlin Eugene Allman of Seymour was arrested on a criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon charge after the incident reported at around 3 a.m. near the Persimmon Lakes housing addition in the 1900 block of West State Road 258.
Lt. Adam Nicholson said county Officer Zach Elliott was patrolling the area when he saw Allman at the side of the road with a flashlight.
Nicholson said Elliott pulled over to check on Allman, who said he was looking for crawdads. Elliott also said Allman appeared intoxicated as he was unsteady on his feet.
When Elliott asked Allman about the metal rod, Allman told him he used it to hit people when he had to, police said.
It’s unclear what led to the incident, but Allman eventually threw the rod at Elliott, Nicholson said.
Elliott ducked to avoid being hit by the rod and tased Allman.
Allman was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 4:31 a.m. and was being held without bond pending his initial appearance in Jackson Circuit Court. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
A Level 6 felony is punishable by six months and two and a half years in prison upon conviction.