Bedford man arrested after tackling woman, attempting to disarm an officer

BEDFORD – A Bedford man was arrested Friday after Bedford Police officers were called to a domestic fight.

Danny Young

When police arrived at 7:05 p.m. in the 1410 block of 10th Street they were met by a woman who was on the front porch. She told officers 64-year-old Danny Young was in the blue truck in the driveway and he was trying to leave. She told police Young was intoxicated.

Another officer used his vehicle to block Young from leaving.

Young then refused to get out of the truck. After numerous commands to exit the vehicle an officer broke the driver’s side window in order to remove Young from the vehicle.

Once the door was opened, Young was forcibly removed from the
vehicle and was taken to the ground. He refused to put his hands behind his
back and then grabbed onto one of the officer’s weapons and began pulling the gun from the holster.

The officer ordered Young to let go of the gun. Officers then delivered multiple strikes to get Young to comply.

An officer then used his taser to stun Young.

It was at that time, officers were able to place Young in handcuffs.

A witness to the domestic fight told officer Young and the woman were arguing. He reported he witnessed Young holding the woman down in the neighbor’s yard and heard the woman screaming for help and to call the police.

The woman told police she and Young were taking the steps to build their relationship and Young had come to her house. When he arrived he was drunk and got into the woman’s face multiple times.

She then attempted to take Young’s keys because he was drunk and didn’t want him driving. That is when the physical altercation began and he tackled her to the ground injuring her elbow.

Young was taken to IU Health Hospital for medical clearance and then to jail on charges of resisting arrest by force, disarming a law enforcement officer, and domestic battery in the presence of a minor.

If you or someone you know is involved in a domestic violence situation and needs help, call Hoosier Hills PACT 24-hour crisis line at 1-888-883-1959 or visit their website at

The agency can provide emergency assistance with shelter to those in domestic violence situations.  Hoosier Hills Pack also provides assistance with court advocacy, protective orders, education, outreach programs, support groups, and more.