Local police officer injured making arrest


An argument between a local man and a woman escalated into disturbance resulting in numerous charges filed against the man.

Joshua Allan Bachman, 36, was charged with interference with official acts-bodily injury when he resisted arrest. He was also charged with child endangerment, harassment-second degree and disorderly conduct – loud and raucous noise, according to criminal complaints and affidavits filed in Marshall County District Court.

Capt. Brian Batterson of the MPD said officers were called to a local residence in the 1000 block of West Boone Street Wednesday because an argument between the man and woman was bothering neighbors. Batterson said officers gave the defendant numerous chances to calm down, but he refused. Consequently, when officers went to take him into custody he used a child as a shield to stop officers from their task. This placed the child at substantial risk, resulting in child endangerment charges, according to police.

The defendant had to be taken to the ground, and an officer sustained a bodily injury when placing the defendant under arrest, Batterson said.

The defendant was taken to Marshall County Jail, where he was being held on $3,600 cash or surety bond. At his initial appearance, a magistrate issued a no contact order against the defendant to protect six victims, including the police officer. This was necessary since the defendant threatened the officer and his family.