(DAVIESS CO.) – Early Saturday morning, Indiana State Police arrested 27-year-old Thomas A Hughey, of Washington, into custody on numerous charges for violating a protection order, after a struggle.
When Troopers arrived at Hughey’s residence, an RV Camper on his parent’s property, Hughey refused to come to the door. Hughey’s mother was able to unlock the RV and allowed Beaver and Wilson to enter. Hughey then barricaded himself in the small bathroom and continued to refuse the troopers’ orders to come out. At one point, Wilson delivered a chemical agent into the bathroom Hughey was barricaded in; however, the spray was unsuccessful.
Wilson was able to get the door open and troopers learned Hughey had been holding the door shut to prevent them from entering. Beaver was able to grab one of Hughey’s wrists and Wilson was able to get one handcuff on him. At that time, Hughey began to struggle with the troopers and failed to comply with their orders. Beaver and Wilson were able to get Hughey onto the ground where Hughey refused to give up his other hand and continued to struggle. Eventually the troopers were able to get Hughey’s other hand into handcuffs.
Hughey sustained minor injuries and was taken to Daviess Community Hospital where he was treated and released. Hughey was then transported to the Daviess County Jail.
Hughey is being charged with, Stalking, Level 5 Felony, Intimidation, Level 6 Felony, Invasion of Privacy, Class A Misdemeanor, Harassment, Class B Misdemeanor; and Resisting Law Enforcement Class A Misdemeanor.
Indiana State Police was assisted by Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, Daviess County EMS, and Daviess County Community Hospital.