Columbus, IN— The Columbus Police Department arrested Brett Hamm, 24, of Columbus, on several charges after he allegedly caused a disturbance at a Columbus park Tuesday.Police was dispatched to 9th Street Park in regards to an unconscious person on a park bench. After officers arrived, they along with paramedics, rendered aid to the unconscious woman.While at the park, officers spoke with Hamm, who appeared to be intoxicated. They allege he had provided alcohol to the unconscious 20-year-old woman. Hamm was handcuffed but was somehow able to get his hands free, in front of his body. While CPD was handcuffing him a second time, he allegedly punched an officer in the face. Once he was finally restrained, the suspect was taken to Columbus Regional Health for medical clearance.After being discharged from the hospital, Hamm was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, furnishing alcohol to a minor causing serious bodily injury, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication.The officer who was punched did not sustain injuries during the incident.
MASON CITY — It’s up to 25 years in prison for a Mason City man accused of stabbing five people at a downtown bar last summer.40-year-old Raul Arias was charged with five counts of willful injury causing serious injury as well as going armed with intent after an incident at “The Place 2B” at 116 North Federal at about 10:15 on the night of July 4th.Arias in late March entered an Alford plea in the case, where he did not admit guilt but acknowledged there was enough evidence to likely convict him.District Judge James Drew on Tuesday sentenced Arias to a total of 25 years in prison. Arias will be deported immediately upon being released from prison.