A Clarinda man was arrested late Thursday morning on two assault charges, resisting arrest and for disorderly conduct. Police Chief Keith Brothers say 51-year old Ricky Dean Harrison allegedly resisted arrest. His actions resulted in a police officer suffering minor injuries to his hands and knees. The officer was treated at the Clarinda Regional Health Center, and has since returned to work.
Brothers says officers responded to a report of an assault in progress at the Maplewood Trailer Court, at around 11:20-a.m., Thursday. When they arrived, 45-year old Lee Gillespie, of Council Bluffs, reported that he had been assaulted with a walking cane by Harrison. Gillespie suffered minor injuries to his arms, torso and face during the incident.
Harrison was charged with assault causing bodily injury, assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Page County Jail, and released a short time later on $2,000 bail, pending initial appearance before the Page County Magistrate Court. The Page County Attorney’s Office will review the incident for the filing of formal charges.