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Ethan man Tased for threatening deputy

ETHAN--An Ethan man was Tased Thursday after threatening a Davison County Sheriff's Deputy. Darrin Slater, 51, was charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer and threatening a law enforcement officer after he was told repeatedly to back a...

ETHAN-An Ethan man was Tased Thursday after threatening a Davison County Sheriff's Deputy.

Darrin Slater, 51, was charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer and threatening a law enforcement officer after he was told repeatedly to back away from two sheriff's deputies, according to Davison County Sheriff Steve Brink. Deputy Darin Moke deployed the Taser and needed two additional charges to subdue Slater.

The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at 308 E. Main St. in Ethan after the Davison County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a mental health check. When the deputies arrived on scene, Slater and a female were intoxicated.

Before Slater was Tased, the deputies decided to bring both subjects to the Davison County Jail for a mental health and detoxification hold. The female was not Tased, but was also brought to the Davison County Jail.

Slater is being held on $2,000 cash bond and he sustained "no ill-effects" from the Taser according to Brink. Neither Moke or Deputy Greg Nelson was injured.

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The Ethan Fire Department also responded to the incident.

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