PERRY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — The chief of the Cannelton Fire Department has been placed under arrest for shoving a police officer multiple times at a fire scene.
Authorities said the incident happened Tuesday evening at a fire in the 500 block of Knight Street in Cannelton.
51-year-old Fire Chief Christopher Herzog pushed officer Ryen Foertsch and began to shout profanities at him when Foertsch attempted to break the window of a room that he was unable to clear. Herzong began to continue to push Foertsch and continued yelling profanities after Foertsch attempted to explain himself.
Indiana State Police was soon notified of the incident and took Herzog into custody.
Herzog faces charges of batter against a public safety official, which is a felony.
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CANNELTON, Ind. (AP) – Conservation officers say a southern Indiana man who broke a leg when he fell while deer hunting crawled for two hours to reach his all-terrain vehicle and contact authorities.
Fifty-one-year-old Michael Davidson of Jeffersonville fell Sunday about 25 feet from a ladder as he was climbing it to reach a tree stand in rural Perry County. He broke a leg and possibly ribs in the fall.
Davidson had a cellphone but no reception, and officials say he crawled about 250 yards to an ATV where he called 911 nearly two hours after his fall.
Davidson then drove the ATV to meet first responders at his car.
Conservation officers say Davidson fell because his body safety harness was not connected to a safety line as he was climbing the ladder.