Brothers charged for alleged police officer assault [UPDATED]Published 11:06am Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Updated 11:07am Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Two brothers were charged Tuesday after they allegedly assaulted a Henning police officer over the weekend.
Joshua Gene Ard, 30, of Perham, and Jeremiah Elwin Ard, 25, of Dent, were charged with fourth degree assault of a peace officer. The Ards are accused of violently resisting arrest for their part in a bar fight in Perham.
Court records state that a Perham police officer and a Henning police officer responded to a fight at the Sud’s Bar in Perham at 2 a.m. on Sunday. When they arrived, they saw a large crowd standing in front of the bar, and they saw the two Ard men taking swings at people in the crowd.
The officers attempted to restrain the two men, focusing on Jeremiah first. Some women allegedly tried to stop the officers from arresting Jeremiah, making it harder to get him under control. Eventually, another Perham officer came in for backup and tried to force Jeremiah to the ground.
Around that time, Jeremiah allegedly punched the Henning officer in the face. Then Joshua allegedly came over to the officer and grabbed him by the neck, causing him to fall to the ground. Then, records state, Jeremiah began jumping on top of the Henning officer.
The officers subdued the two men after that, eventually stunning Jeremiah with a taser, police reported.
Records reported that the Henning officer suffered abrasions to his forehead, right wrist and left knee during the assault, but he was not seriously injured.Tags: assault, Dent, Henning, Perham