Man arrested following fight with sheriff
WOODRUFF COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A man faces charges after Arkansas State Police said he got into a fight with the sheriff.
ASP said in a Wednesday news release that 66-year-old Jospeph Rudick of McCrory faces a charge of first-degree battery on a law enforcement officer.
Rudick “engaged in a physical altercation” with Woodruff County Sheriff Phil Reynolds in a beanfield near Three Forks Road at around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, ASP said.
Before the fight, Reynolds had responded to the area to help put out a combine fire.
Reynolds contacted ASP for assistance after taking Rudick into custody.
ASP said both Reynolds and Rudick were taken to Unity Health Medical Center in Searcy for treatment of their injuries.
ASP’s Criminal Investigations Division is investigating the incident at the request of the sheriff’s office.
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