Harlan teens charged with assault
October 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson
An altercation at the Harlan High School Wednesday resulted in one student being sent to the hospital, and another charged with assault. According to the Harlan Police Department, 15-year old Aaron Mikels, of Harlan, was charged with assault causing injury, following an altercation between the teen and Justin Dickinson, who is also from Harlan. Dickinson was transported to Myrtue Medical Center following the incident, where he was treated for a possible head injury. Mikels was cited for the alleged offense, and released to the custody of his father. The case was referred to Juvenile Court.
On October 6th, three teens from Harlan and a fourth from Elk Horn, were cited for offenses which included assault, disorderly conduct, and false reporting to police, following an altercation at the Harlan Skate Park. Authorities say 17-year old Hannah Shackelford, of Harlan, was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Assault with Injury, and False Reporting to Police. Tabatha Wyatt, age 17, of Harlan, was charged with Criminal Mischief, Disorderly Conduct, and Assault with Injury. 16-year old Shantel Ayers, of Harlan, was charged with Disorderly Conduct, and, 17-year old Dylan Jager, of Elk Horn, was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Assault with injury, and False Reporting to Police. Each of the teens were cited and released to their parents or guardians. Their cases were referred to Juvenile Court.
In other news, Police in Harlan report a Harlan man was arrested October 5th, after he allegedly struck an off-duty police officer in the chest. 21-year old Dane Dodge was charged with assault. Dodge posted a $300 cash bond on Tuesday. His trial was set for March 13th, 2012 in Shelby County District Court. And, a Harlan teen was charged with assault on October 5th, following an investigation into an incident which occurred September 24th between 16-year old Haley Miller and another girl. The assault charge was filed by the alleged victim and her mother against Miller, who was cited for the alleged offense. Her case was referred to Juvenile Court.