Mitchell man arrested for assault against law enforcement, aggravated eluding

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A Mitchell man was arrested on June 6 after he allegedly assaulted law enforcement.

Aaron Sudbeck, 24, faces two counts of aggravated assault against police officers, among numerous other charges.

According to court documents, Sudbeck appeared heavily intoxicated in the Thirsty’s parking lot when he tried to insert himself into a separate fight investigation. He later returned to his orange moped and drove past all of the officers, and then did not stop at a nearby stop sign. A Mitchell Police Division officer followed him as he allegedly blew another stop sign, drove on the wrong side of the street and did not stop when the emergency lights and sirens were turned on.

Later, Sudbeck allegedly refused to get off his moped, which led to the officer grabbing him by the arm. He refused to put his hands behind his back when a second officer arrived, according to court documents. Sudbeck pulled away from the officers as one used a knee strike to his common peroneal area in an attempt to take him to the ground.

Sudbeck allegedly ran into his residence and pointed a Browning Bar II 7-millimeter rifle at one officer looking into the garage he ran into. The rifle was loaded with two rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber. According to court documents, Sudbeck yelled, “Use your best judgement,” and, “You’ll have to run faster than that,” at one officer.


Once in contact with Sudbeck’s father, he was taken into custody without incident. Sudbeck admitted to knowing he was resisting arrest due to the fact he did not personally know the officers. He also admitted he ran into his bedroom at the bottom of the basement and grabbed a loaded rifle. Sudbeck claims he pointed the rifle at the ground and did not know an officer was at the back door.

Court documents indicate Sudbeck faces his second DUI offense in the last 10 years. He was also charged with two Class 6 felonies for aggravated eluding, nine Class 1 misdemeanors and two Class 2 misdemeanors.

Aggravated assault against police officers is a Class 2 felony, punishable upon conviction by up to 25 years and a $50,000 fine. A Class 6 felony is punishable upon conviction by up to two years and a $4,000 fine.

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