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A Casey County man is behind bars after fighting with police Wednesday.

Deputy Geoffrey Brown, with Casey County Sheriff's Office, went to serve a warrant at 3689 Poplar Hill Road, about 9 miles East of Liberty. There he found 37 year old Jeremy L. Owens laying in a ditch next to the roadway. 

Mr. Owens began yelling & kicking as Deputy Brown attempted to place him in handcuffs. Liberty Police Officer Hunter Christian arrived on the scene to assist. They eventually got Owens in custody. Both Officers had Owens' blood on their shirts.

Owens stated he had taken Methamphetamine earlier that day.


He was transported to Casey County Hospital, and once medically cleared, he was lodged in the Casey County Jail on charges of Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree, Criminal Mischief-3rd Degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Assault-3rd Degree-Police Officer, & Public Intoxication. He was also served with 3 Casey County warrants for failure to appear.