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May 15, 2014

Farmersburg man convicted on charges resulting from family fight

A Sullivan County jury on Wednesday convicted a Farmersburg man on three charges stemming from an arrest by State Excise Police after a fight with his family, according to a news release.

On March 10, police responded to the 800 block of East County Road 1175 North in Farmersburg after a 911 call. The caller said that Adam D. Drake, 33, of Farmersburg, had thrown his family out of its residence and fought with family members.

After officers arrived to investigate, Drake became belligerent and punched his father in the face and then ran into another room in the residence, police said. Drake then yelled “I’m not going” and charged at an excise officer, who fired a Taser, hitting Drake’s abdomen. Drake moaned but continued toward the officer, punching him in the head just above the officer’s eye. He was then put on the ground and handcuffed.

Drake was arrested on preliminary charges of battery (a misdemeanor), battery on a law enforcement officer (a felony) and resisting law enforcement (a misdemeanor).

Drake’s sentencing hearing is 1:30 p.m. June 6 in Sullivan Superior Court.

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