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Man shocked, charged after tussle with courthouse cops

By Ethan Smith
Published in News on May 26, 2017 7:01 AM

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Timothy Fair

Officers shocked a man with a stun gun Tuesday inside the Wayne County Courthouse when he allegedly became belligerent and assaulted a deputy, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

The man, identified as 41-year-old Timothy Fair, of 1622 Old Grantham Road, is now facing charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and two counts of assault on an officer.

"He went into the atrium coming into the courthouse and started threatening one of our deputies," said Maj. Tom Effler with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

"As the deputy was attempting to take him into custody and charge him with communicating threats, he assaulted the deputy."

While the scuffle was going on, security guards at the courthouse called for backup, resulting in four deputies and one detention officer being involved, Effler said.

"The security guards in the atrium called on the radio for more help for our deputy," Effler said.

"More deputies responded to the atrium and several of them had to get into a confrontation with him to take him into custody."

Effler said none of the officers involved were injured during the assault.

Fair was put in the Wayne County Jail under a $7,500 secured bond.