Mahaska County Man Faces Multiple Charges
Oskaloosa, Iowa – A Mahaska County man faces four charges stemming from a single incident in Oskaloosa on February 26th.
Timothy John Anderson is accused of Disarming A Police Officer, a class D felony. He is also accused of Interference With Official Acts (Attempted to inflict serious injury) which is also a class D felony. Anderson is also accused of Public Intoxication 2nd Offense and Harassment 2nd Degree. Both of those charges are serious misdemeanors.
The called stemmed from a complaint of harassment. Oskaloosa Police Officer Blaine Shutts responded to the call of 4 individuals banging on the door of a residence.
According to an affidavit filed with the Mahaska County Clerk of Court on the charges of Disarming A Police Officer and Interference With Official Acts; “While chasing Anderson, he fell in the snow. I attempted to subdue Anderson when I felt Anderson’s hand on my service weapon attempting to remove it from my holster. At this time Anderson and I had an altercation lasting approximately 3 minutes. During the altercation Anderson stated, “I am an All-State Wrestler and I am going to kick your a**”. At which time officers subdued Anderson and he was placed under arrest.
Anderson is being held on $100,000 cash only bond. The two class D felony charges were set at $49,000 each while the serious misdemeanors were set at $1,000 each.
Anderson’s preliminary hearing is set for March 5th.
A criminal charge is merely a criminal charge and not an indication of guilt. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty.