CLAY COUNTY -- Two Clay County Sheriff's Department deputies were injured while attempting to take a suspect wanted on a warrant into custody this evening.
Sheriff Paul Harden confirmed the officers suffered minor injuries and were taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for further observation.
According to the report, three deputies were attempting to assist a family by completing a welfare check on an agitated person at their residence around 6:30 p.m.
Further investigation revealed the suspect had an active warrant out of Clay County.
"As deputies attempted to detain the suspect for the arrest warrant, he lunged at officers striking them several times in the head and face," Harden said. "The individual was erratic, walking into the highway, and throwing objects at moving vehicles. As the officers arrived at the residence on SR 340 they encountered the male who became very agitated."
The man was taken into custody following the lengthy struggle. He was then transported to the Clay County Jail.
No additional information is available at this time.
By Lucy Perry
Indiana Central News
SULLIVAN -- Fire gutted a Sullivan County restaurant late last night.
Sullivan City Fire Department crews responded to the blaze at the Kat-a-Korner Diner just before midnight. Upon arrival, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the structure.
Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom said today that the diner has been serving home cooked meals at the same location since 1933. He adds that the landmark building, located at the corner of SR-54 and Section Street in Sullivan, is a total loss.
Cottom noted the restaurant was known by its many patrons for its biscuits and gravy, chicken noodles and Friday night fish get togethers.
Officials believe the fire started in the kitchen area.
The Indiana State Fire Marshal has been called to help determine the cause of the blaze.
There are no early signs of foul play, and no injuries were reported.
Sullivan City Fire Department was assisted by Thunderbird Fire Department and Haddon Township Fire Department. Sullivan County Ambulance, Sullivan City Police and the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.
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