Sash Arrested On Pair Of Charges
Oskaloosa, Iowa – The Oskaloosa Police Department has charged Oskaloosa native, and Super Bowl Champion Tyler Sash with one count of Public Intoxication and one count of Interference With Official Acts. Both are simple misdemeanors.
In an affidavit filed with the Mahaska County District Court stemming from an alleged incident on May 10th, 2014 at 1:27 am in the 1700 block of South 6th Street.
“I attempted to conduct a stop on a scooter, driven by Tyler Sash, in the 1700 block of South 6th Street. When I activated my emergency light on the fully marked patrol unit Tyler continued to drive and then dumped the scooter and took off running on foot. I yelled for him to stop and get down on the ground numerous times but he continued to run away. Uniformed police offers located Tyler Sash hiding in a back yard behind a tree and again ordered him to stop and get down on the ground. Tyler again ran away from the uniformed police officers. Officers continued to yell at him to stop. Tyler at one point he fell down and was ordered to stay on the ground but he got up and continued to run away. Officer had to use a taser to get Tyler to stop running and then as officer were handcuffing him he physically resisted placing his hands behind his back forcing officers to physically place his hand behind his back.”
Officers stated, “When Tyler Sash was taken into custody officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath and noticed he had watery and blood shot eyes. Tyler admitted to drinking six drinks with in the past hour. Tyler said he knows he is over the legal limit for alcohol and said he did not want to take a breath test.”
Initial news reports suggested Sash was charged with OWI, but then later edited their articles to the charge of public intoxication.
Oskaloosa attorneys Matt Moore and Dustin Hite are representing Sash in the matter, and filed a response with court. In the document, they state, “and hereby enter their Appearance on behlf of said defendant, enter a plea of not guilty on his behlf, and demand a trial by jury pursuant to Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure 2.64.”
Sash was released on his own recognizance.
A criminal charge is merely a criminal charge and not an indication of guilt. All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty.