A Redfield man was arrested Friday afternoon after he grew restive when detained under suspicion of public intoxication.
Ethan Leroy Libby, 25, of 1617 Taylor St., Redfield, was charged with public intoxication and interference with official acts.
The incident began about 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of Second Street in Redfield, where Dallas County Deputy Sheriff’s and the Dallas County EMS responded to a report of an intoxicated male in the roadway.
A witness said Libby, the man in the street, was observed vomiting and was later seen passed out on the curb. Once roused by law enforcement, “Libby displayed slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet,” according to court records.
As the deputies tried to reason with Libby, he allegedly “decided to raise his fists as if he was going to fight law enforcement,” according to court records.
The deputies successfully detained Libby even after he “began kicking and yelling obscenities at law enforcement and EMS.”
When he “continued to yell obscenities and attempted to kick law enforcement and EMS,” Libby was “placed in leg restraints,” according to court records.
A search of Libby’s person disclosed a 50 milliliter bottle of Fireball whiskey in his pocket.
Libby was held in the Dallas County Jail before he was released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled tp appear Nov. 11 in Dallas County District Court.
Libby was convicted of first-offense OWI in 2018 in Madison County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.