Man accused of choking his father

A Marshall County man is behind bars after he allegedly tried to choke a family member during a domestic incident and was later involved in a physical altercation with local law enforcement.

Shortly after 5:30 a.m. Friday, deputies with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 3000 mile of Marsh Avenue.

Marshall County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Joel Phillips told the Times-Republican that Randall John Clemens, 58, was allegedly choking his father when dispatch received a call from another family member about the incident.

When deputies arrived on scene, Clemens allegedly ran to the basement of the residence and deputies followed where a “small struggle” ensued, Phillips said, adding a loaded handgun was found in the waistband of Clemens’ pants at that time. One of the deputies suffered a minor injury during the incident.

Clemens was subsequently subdued and charged with domestic abuse assault, first-degree harassment and interference with official acts.

He is currently being held at the Marshall County Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond.